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!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

We had a wonderful Mother's Day in Peru! On Saturday we attended a special presentation at Kai's school. You can see his class below performing one of the songs/dances. Where is Kai? you may ask...back in the corner, clinging to me, refusing to participate...that's where:) Actually, after everyone left the "stage" he was out on the mat jumping and playing in front of everyone...always on his terms;)

On Sunday we attended church where there was a few little poems and songs by some of the kids...very sweet! After church we went with our host family and attended a bbq with their entire family out in Yumina...a pueblo outside of Arequipa. It was a wonderful afternoon and we while we missed our own moms, we were glad we could spend it with our surrogate family here. We ate lots of food (including beef heart...yikes), Kai loved playing in the yard and watering with our madre, Juana. We also had the most beautiful view of the Incan andenes...can you believe they still use them for agriculture now...those Incans sure made things to last! Tyson was telling me he learned that they are always green because somehow the Incans figured out how to tap into the underground water source so they are always watered....amazing! It is aways so wonderful to experience the culture and learn more about their past!

A Mother's Day kiss
Watering the garden with Juana

Juana's mom who very much reminds us of Tyson's grandma

The Incan andenes

1 comment:

Erin said...

Happy Mother's Day one day late!!! You are a wonderful mom, Kai is a blessed little boy :) Love ya!