Some of the amazing women I have been blessed to know here in Arequipa!
What's next you may ask...well, I'm glad you did! We will be leaving on the 21st of May to head to Iquitos...a jungle city in the north of Peru. Although we are sad to be leaving friends behind here in Arequipa, we will have our amazing 40/40 team of Olivia, Callie, Wendy and Andrew with us...and we are excited to finally meet their Peruvian partners who will be joining us in Iquitos. We will also have the Hunt family with us for a few months in Iquitos as well. Brad & Michelle Hunt and their son, Tyler, will play a huge part in supporting our 40/40 team...and all the other 40/40 teams in the areas of medical and logistics.
In Iquitos we will be in school doing theology, cultural and church planting training. We will be in the classroom in the mornings and out working with the local churches in the afternoons. I am excited because I know that is so much for me, and all of us to learn. I am a little nervous because it will be intense training...and it will all be in Spanish! Your prayers for all of us Americans to fully comprehend all that is needed would be greatly appreciated! We will be in Iquitos for 5 months and then, at the end of October we will head to our final destination...Puerto Maldonado!
Please be praying for our entire team as we transition to Iquitos. It will be very different from Arequipa...it is a big city, but in the jungle on the Amazon River (kind of exciting), the food will be different, school will be intense, living situations will be different, and we will all go through culture shock again. But, we will be serving the Lord, learning a ton, meeting new friends and forming new relationships...and be one step closer to our work in Puerto Maldonado!
Thank you to all who have been faithfully praying and supporting us. We feel the Lord's hand on us here and know, without a doubt, we are where we are supposed to be!
Dios te bendiga! (God bless you!)