Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hola from Peru

Hello friends,
Sorry it has taken so long to let everyone know how we are doing. The flights here were uneventful (though we did have to switch flights at one point). We arrived in Chiclayo on Tuesday morning and after a breakfast at the corps there we took a 3-hour bus ride to Piura, where we will be for the next 2 weeks. We are incredibly blessed: we all got here safely, all of our luggage made it with us, our host, Major Nesterenko, has been fabulous, and we are staying in a great hostel. Today, Thursday, we did our first full day of meetings, with door to door evangelism and children´s activities all morning. This afternoon we had an open air in the community where we are working. The Army wants to open a corps here and we have an amazing opportunity to be the first Salvationists these people see. Major Nesterenko left yesterday and we are here with Captain Rojas, Miguel - a Salvationist from Lima, and Wilmer - a Salvationist from Chiclayo. The food has been amazing, and the weather is perfect. In the 60`s and 70´s. On a side note: Booth is waiting patiently for his first bowel movement. The whole team is praying for him. We want to let the other teams know that we are thinking and praying for them. Hello to all our families, we miss you and love you - but we are doing great!
The Peruvian Knickerbockers


Fairy Tales and Fireflies said...

Booth, There's Stool Softener in the team first aid kit if you need a little help.

It's good to hear everyone is doing well! What an incredible responsibility and opportunity to be the first Salvationists those people will see! I know you will represent the Lord fantastically!

Love you all!

Youth Dept. Crew said...

Blessings to you all and the people you will meet as you help start the Salvation Army's ministry there.
Carlos. Very proud of you! Please tell the Nesterenko's I send my love. I forgot to give you a card for them!
Much love,

mama j said...

Hola from Charlotte, N.C.! So glad to know the trip went well and you are off to a good start. We're praying for all of you everyday. Booth, we are keeping our daily commitment to you. We love you!

mama j.

Malaysia '06 said...

Hey guys! Glad to hear you made it okay! Can't wait to hear all of your stories. Josie I am praying for you! Hope you are doing well!

Much love,

Annie and Malaysia Team

Frances Gilliam said...

Hola Tralena! Hope all is well with you in Peru! When you return I will quiz you on how much spanish you learned. Please know that we think of you and pray for you daily! We're so proud of you and what God is going to do in your life this summer. Take care!

anna and justin said...

That is the first time in Booth's entire life he has had a problem executing a BM. Hope that has been rectified. (No pun intended)

To Booth and the team,
Soak it all in. Jump at every chance to wear yourself out washing somebody's feet. Love each other and don't miss out on the opportunity to learn priceless lessons from the person sleeping next to you, the one getting on your nerves, the one that takes too long in the bathroom (or outhouse), and especially the one that seems to be from another planet than you.

Allow yourself to drown in the foreign culture. Be a "local." You will walk away with more than you ever thought.

"Wait on the Lord." Psalms 27:14

In His Grip,