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 26, 2009

Our home!

We are settling in here in Iquitos. Our family is learning to be a household of its own again. There is a Peruvian couple here that is in charge of our training. They arrived a month before us and began to prepare for our arrival. They had a ton to do and in that time they also found us our apartment and purchased our furniture and basic necessities. We felt very blessed arriving and having so much already taken care of for us. We are very thankful to them for all they did to prepare for us and the 40/40s.

Our apartment is just a short mototaxi ride away from the school. It is a house that is made into 3 apartments—two upstairs and one downstairs. We live upstairs and the owner of the house lives in the other apartment next to us. He is extremely kind and helpful and we are very thankful to have him so close by. We also have a great neighborhood. There is a plaza ½ a block away with lots of room for Kai to run. Our neighbors are all very friendly and kind. The other day we met a lady and her two boys and she let us know if we ever needed anything to let her know. Later that day Tyson played soccer with her two boys and a bunch of others. Today another lady came out and said hello and said Kai could come and play with her children anytime (since he was an only child and might get board...so true). We are excited to get to spend time with our neighbors and build relationships over the next few months.

There is a plaza ½ a block away with lots of room for Kai to run. There is also an open air market 3 blocks away where we can buy fruit, eggs and meat (when I get brave enough). There are two “supermarkets” here in Iquitos that we have found. They are nothing like they had in Arequipa and I am really going to have to learn to cook with what we can buy here!

Our house has two bedrooms which is amazing! Kai is sleeping so much better now that he is in a room of his own…and a bed of his own! He has moved a big boy bed and has only fallen off once…we keep the couch cushions on the floor at night just in case;) There is a laundry room where I have washed my first load of laundry by hand…wow….lots of work...these ladies in Peru amaze me with all they do! Unfortunately the only place to hang clothes to dry is in the laundry room so they do not dry as fast as I would like and it makes the house even more humid (if that is possible). There are lots of windows and we actually have glass on ours (lots of people don’t) but we leave them open all of the time for ventilation:)
Well, that is a little about our new home. We are getting settled and feel happy to call this home for the next 6 months. Below are a few pictures of where the house we are calling home for the next few months...Mom, I know you like to be able to picture where we are so these are for you:)


Tracey said...

so good to see your pictures of your home. I have been praying that you would have a place to call home!! God has provided for you again isn't He awesome!! Can't wait to see you guys in August. Keep the pictures and updates coming even if we have to wait a week in between we are so thankful to be able to know what to pray for. love you guys

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear you guys are doing well! your house looks beautiful and clean! some friends of mine just got back from a 3 week mission trip to iquitos and they said they loved it there, and im sure you guys will too = )