Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hosting deaf orphans at our house

You don't realize the excitment you are missing until you attempt to host orphans at your house. We had the boys out one night and hooked up the projector to allow them to play the Wii on the big screen.

We had the girls out another night and attempted the piñata event. Did I mention that the orphans are deaf? It was fun learning to interact with them especially when swinging the stick. I'm so glad that Jon decided not to blindfold them first as that could have been disastrous.

We were excited to have them over and spend time with them.

Peru's Independence Day

Peru celebrated their Independence Day on July 28th. The President was inagurated and moved into the palace where he will remain for a five year term.
The ministry here at EFATA paraded through the town before going on their two week winter break. Our children were also able to join them in the parade. The pictures below show Matthew and Nathan up near the front while Becca and Katie were waving their flags near the back marching with the other students.

It was a blessing to be able to enjoy a cookout on July 28th with Buddy and Loren Fitzgerald (Peru Missionaries), Tim and Cheryl Chapman (Peru Missionaries), and Shawn and Shannon Walker (visiting from the States).

Happy 16th Anniversary

We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary in Peru on July 15th. We had the opportunity to have friends watch our children so that we could enjoy the evening together. We went out to eat and enjoyed remembering past years. We are so thankful to God for putting us together.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrating the 4th of July in Peru

On our first 4th of July in Peru, we gathered together with other Missionary Families to celebrate. It consisted of grilling out, lots of food, table games, piñata, party poppers, silly string, famous american poems being read, and singing of patriot songs. What a great time of fellowship with other Christian Americans in Peru. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who had and have a part in giving us our freedom. We reflect also on the Grace of our God who gave us Salvation from sin. So much to be thankful for on this 4th of July.