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!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Chachani

Yesterday after church I was able to go with some ladies from our church and a few other Extremies to serve some kiddos in a little pueblo outside of Arequipa--Chachani. The church we go to has three mission sites that they go to every Sunday afternoon and do activities with the kids. This was my first time going and it was wonderful! We have been in school here and that has been the main focus--learning Spanish (I will post about school soon too). It was so nice to go out and serve these kids, and it was wonderful to be able to put my (limited) Spanish to work for something other than day to day life! It was a breath of fresh air for me to be around these kids and I look forward to going again soon.

This week I helped with the youngest kids and loved it! They are so sweet and even though my Spanish is horrible they talked to me a million miles a minute and only looked at me a little funny when I tried to talk back:)

Here is a picure of where we had the lesson for the little ones.

This is a group picture of the younger kids with their teachers Olivia and Gladys.

After the lesson the kids got a snack of bread and butter and soda...they loved it. What I loved what the comment from one little boy who opened up his napkin and said "cuatro!". I found this so funny because typically the napkins here are so incredibly small and don't do much for cleaning things up. It was out of the ordinary to have a napkin that folded out into four different squares. I feel like the picture below captures the joy of the little things--like a "big" napkin blowing in the wind!

After the lessons were done we headed over and joined the older kids. I counted about 25-30 kids total! I got out the camera to take a few pictures and I was bombarded with kids that wanted their pictures taken...it was great and a little out of control, but great:) I made a collage of as many of the sweet faces as I could!

And here is the group of beautiful ladies I got to serve with. Olivia, Gladys, Abby (Tyson and Daniel took the kids for us so we could go..thanks guys!), Pilar and Kindra.

As you can see, the area we were in was very poor, but they have a view that is priceless! This is Chachani and the next one is Mt. Misti, the volcano.

3 comments:

Ryan & Elisha said...

Wonderful job capturing exactly what you are experiencing down there! I am really enjoying your blog & every time I visit it I pray for you. Elisha Miller

Erin said...

Oh such precious faces! I love the napkin picture, priceless :) Great news friend, we get internet this weekend...skype here I come!!! Love you!

Afnan said...

Lovely Pictures..!