Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Answers in Genesis

This week our girls have some special visitors at their school. One of the Creation Scientists from Answers in Genesis has come to do their Bible classes this week. The girls have come home very excited talking about what they have learned. They have been able to see a model of the Ark and many other things. They are looking forward to what they will learn the rest of this week. You can check out this link to their kids website here. This is a great opportunity God has given to our girls and we are so delighted.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Myah

I was just speaking with Myah's teacher this afternoon and she told me a sweet story about Myah in her class. First you should maybe know that Myah's favourite part of school is her Bible class. She comes home and tells us in great detail about what she learned that day. They are currently in the beginning of the Old Testament.

One day last week Mrs. Melinc was reviewing with Myah and Aaron the story of Lot, his wife and daughters fleeing Sodom. Both Myah and Aaron got to tell her what they remembered about their lesson and she said they both remembered the story very well. They were taking turns and when Myah got to the part about Lot's wife turning to salt Myah said in an very excited voice "She didn't obey what the angels told them and God truned her into a pillar of pepper!"

You just have to love the excitment of a five year old. I don't know how her teacher didn't laugh out loud, but she didn't, she just enjoyed the moment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Four Years!

It is hard to believe it was four years ago that we came to Peru for the first time. I remember stepping off the plane very tired and full of a mixture of emotions; excitement , anticipation, curiosity and fear. It did not take much time for us to realize that this was the place where God wanted us to serve Him. With much love and support from of our family members, close friends and our wonderful home church Hespeler Baptist, we are able to share God's amazing love and the joy of knowing Him as Savior with many here in Peru. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you have done to encourage us over the past four years, we look forward to many more years serving the King of Kings in this place.
2005 Family picture
Our first time seeing Manchay
The first Llamas
Myah spent most of her time running from the arms of Shanti
Tyler and his friend
Sarah with her first of many Peruvian friends
Craft time on the concha

Friday, October 9, 2009

100 Hugs and Kisses

Have I ever told you about one of the best parts of my work day? Each morning when I arrive at the Oasis (care center) all of the children are in the dinning room ready to have their breakfast. I love to walk in the door where I am greated by a number of munchkins with arms wide open as they run to give me a hug. I proceed around the room, greeting each child giving them a quick hug and talk to them briefly. I love it and I could not think of a better way to start my day than with 100 hugs and kisses.
5 year olds
The babies
3 & 4 year olds

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Moms Helping Moms Update

To read about Brenda's work and study with the moms click here.

Room Renovations

How things started out Saturday morning.
How they ended up.

A new place to read and play.

Reading about La Granja (the farm) to her bear from Eva and Astrid.

Our Flute Player

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Too Cute!

Jelly Stars Quilt

I began making this quilt on Saturday, it is a simple four star quilt made using a Jelly role. I am using Gypsy Rose fabric by Fig Tree Quilts and their pattern Jelly Stars.

Meet Jake and Lilly

Jake and Lilly joined our household last night. Needless to say it was a night full of much excitement for our girls who love animals. They decided to draw names and the green bird a male turned out to be Jake and the blue bird Lilly.