Sunday, May 31, 2009

Update Tyler

Doctors were able to drain the infection from Tyler's lymph gland. He is still on antibiotics and undergoing a few test to see if they can discover what has caused the infection and to see what possible other damage has been done as a result of the inflamation. We do know that Tyler will need to return in a month for another surgery, because the inflamation was so severe they were not able to do more than make an exit for the toxins.

Thank you for upholding us in prayer during this time. It has been so encouraging to see how the Lord has comforted us and given us peace.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tyler

This morning we are asking you to pray for Tyler. He was hospitalized yesterday for an infection in one of his lymph glands. He has been in a lot of pain, Tuesday pain began shooting down his left leg. Doctors will attempt to drain or remove the infection from this gland this afternoon. He will need to remain in the hospital for a few days afterward on IV antibiotics. Please pray for a safe procedure and recovery for Tyler. Also that he would sense the Lord's presence with him during this time.

Friday, May 22, 2009

It's Been a While

I realized this morning that it has been a while since we have updated our blog.

First, we want to thank our home church for their kindness in replacing our computer that was stolen several months ago. This is such a blessing to us and enables us to work more efficiently in many areas.

Tyler left this morning to go with Pastor Joel and a team visiting the Gamonal's from Georgia to Huancayo, a large town in the mountains. They will be gone for three and a half days. The purpose of their trip is evangelism in the town. Tyler and Joel were there a few weeks ago making preparations for this trip. He took a lot of pictures and had much to tell, but I am hoping that he will write about it for you himself.

The girls are nearing the end of their school year, they will have the month of July off for holidays and then begin the new year early in August. When that happens, Myah will be joining Hannah and Sarah at Fetzer. Myah is eager to begin now, and often talks about how she and her friend Aaron will be in the same class with Mrs. Melinc as their teacher.

I have begun working more regularly with the moms program again. It is so nice to spend time with the women who have touched my heart in many ways and it is so amazing to see how far | God has brought them in just one year.

Tyler continues with the construction in Pachacamac. The first two houses are now complete and have people living in them. The structure of the third and fourth houses is nearly finished as well. Also this week we saw the completion of the waste water system on the property. In the next few weeks we will be able to add, water plants and fish to the pond.

Two days ago, Tyler's parents arrived to spend one month with us. The girls were very excited and happy to see them, as well as a few things we had left behind in January. We hope to visit Pisco or Ica with them for a few days. This is near the area of the major earthquake a few years ago. It will be interesting to see how things have develpoed since we were there last yeasr with Ashley.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pescando en Pucasana

Today, we took a trip with Dana, Joel, their children and two men from our church, Daniel and Alejandro to Pucasana. This is a small fishing village on the Pacific Ocean about an hour south of Lima. We went armed with snacks, drinks, sanwiches, apples, fishing poles, sand toys and a baby stroller. All of the men went out fishing. Their original plan was to take some of the older kids, but the waves were a bit rough and thus our plans had to change.

So, what do two women do with 9 kids for four hours (Dana's 4, my 3 and Daniel's 2). Well, first you get interviewed by some people making a video about tourism in Peru, then you watch your kids play in the sand collecting all kinds of sea creatures, shells and sea glass. Then you spend ten minutes watching the waves come crashing through this hole in the rocks. First round of trips to the bathroom are due about now, as well as snacks and some juice. Step one, find a bathroom that is reasonably clean, find the toilet paper you brought with you and off you go!
Following our snack we went to a slightly larger beach where the fishing boats go out of with some pails and shovels. All of the kids were amazed by the number and size of the shells they found there, as were Dana and me.
We had our lunch sitting outside of our car, there was a perfect little concrete wall for the kids to sit on, and since it was a cloudy day we didn't have to worry about finding shade. I know that all of you back in North America probably don't want to hear this, but this is only the second cloudy day we have had in the last four months, so we welcomed it joyfully.
We had a lot of fun with all of the kids and the 'boys' came back with a large number of fish. They were so thrilled and took the fish back to Manchay to have a fish fry for Alejandro's nephews birthday.