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, May 28, 2009


We had our first rain today. I know, rain in the rainforest, amazing right? But I had been waiting for that first real rain and we have been here 6 days already with none. The rain was wonderful and I loved the way it poured down so hard. I know that there will be plenty of days in the next two years that I am going to dread the downpours, but for today, I was rejoicing in the rain. The way it cleanses. The way it gives life to all. The way it smelled. The fresh feeling you are left with after. The way it was so loud on the roof we couldn’t hear each other in class.

Sometimes life brings rain. There are times that our difficult situations or circumstances drown out the voices of those around us, or the voice of our Lord. It is wet, it creates a muddy mess, it fills up our roads and makes it difficult to maneuver.

Sometimes the sound of the rain drowns out the voices of those around us so we can only hear the voice of our Lord. Sometimes that muddy mess reminds us of what it is like to be clean. Sometimes we have to slow down because our road is blocked. And sometimes after the rain has passed we are left with a new refreshment in the Lord. Sometimes, that rain is just what we needed.

Today I rejoiced in the rain. Today I am praying for the same attitude towards future rains to come.


Tracey said...

We experienced rain like that in Costa Rica it is indiscrible! I loved it too.

Michelle said...

Very well said! We can't wait to see you guys. We are getting there, slowly.

Kelly said...