Monday marked 4 years of living and working in Peru and it’s hard to believe that another year has passed.
Year 4 was different than the previous years since we spent about 5 months on home ministry assignment visiting supporting churches, friends, and family. We definitely enjoyed our time in the States but are also happy to be back in Peru.
I’ve traveled 65,854 miles (that’s 885 hours or 36.88 days of travel) over these past four years here in Peru, going to & from Scripture Union’s seven homes for abandoned & at-risk children. I have met many people from around Peru and all over the United States that come as short-term volunteers.
I can’t remember how many times I’ve lost my voice translating games with the boys. Or how many times I’ve sat at a table with friends to eat the Peruvian classics. Or how many fields and dusty paths I have walked in the same pair of trusty Chacos. Or how many fútbol games I have watched on dusty soccer fields under the setting sun. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have laughed or smiled with the Girasoles boys and staff.
Both Billy and I are so thankful to the individuals, families and churches that generously support us with prayer and finances. We would not be able to continue working here without your help.
I can’t wait to see what the next few years bring to this ministry and the lives of the children we work with. The best is yet to come.