Our family is in Peru for two years to serve with Extreme Nazarene. We are living in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado supporting our team of 8 missionaries as 12 churches are planted here in 18 months! Please keep checking in to keep up on our our ministry and adventures in Peru!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

La Playa

This last weekend we had a wonderful weekend at the beach with our 40/40 crew. It was a great time of relaxing and spending time together. I am sad to say I forgot our camera but I did steal some pictures from Olivia (thanks Olivia) so you can see a bit of our trip.

We took a 2 1/2 hour bus ride to the beach. I am happy to say the bus was pretty normal...no chickens or goats:)

We stayed at a great house just a couple blocks from the beach. It was sort of open air so a bit like camping...but really nice camping with beds and a bathroom:) The little town we were in was really small and quiet and a perfect place to get away to for the weekend. Saturday we rented a little cover for shade and spent the day on the beach.

Kai loved the beach, playing in the sand and the waves was like heaven for him! Plus having all the girls paying attention to him and playing with him...he was a happy kid! He is already calling all their names and loves them all! We feel really blessed by our group!

Kai with Olivia (who he calls Weeva:)
One night we got blessed somehow by being able to eat at this members only club (Tyson got us in...woo hoo). It was great food! The next night we looked at other places to eat but decided on trying to cook...this was our first time cooking in Peru. We settled on bacon and eggs and Mac & Cheese...it was a yummy dinner for us Americans:)
Here is Kai finishing off the last of the Mac & Cheese with Andrew
It was a wonderful weekend of fellowship and relaxation...a great break from our routines of classes and studying!


Tracey said...

hope you guys took lots of sunscreen! Was the water really warm? I am glad you guys can take a few days of rest and get to see the ocean. we really miss you guys and love reading your blogs. Take care!

Trevor Mauss said...

Man, we love and miss you guys. It looks like you are having quite the time over there. Big hugs to Tracy and Kai, and a knee to the thigh for Typhoid. What an adventure!

Trev, Kristen, and AB

Carolina Warkentin said...

Hi Tyson and Tracy and Kai! I was just catching up on your blog postings - awesome, keep 'em coming! It looks like a beautiful place and it sounds like you are settling in well. We'd love to visit Peru - maybe that will be our next big trip! We love you and are praying for you.
Carrie and Aaron Warkentin

Anonymous said...

What is up with the pictures on the beach? I have never seen Tyson so relaxed...... Those do not look like the beaches in Oregon.

I hope things are going well. We sure miss y'all up here. We keep praying for y'all and hope God does some great things through you.

I will check in later. I have to go hit some softballs at the batting cage. The season is getting started soon and I need all the help I can get.

LOVE Y'ALL. See ya in the fall.

Joe Forest