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Thursday, March 12, 2009

I have some free time and so I thought I'd write a little about some of the, first, the one featured inthe upper left of my Page.Going from left to right, back row, you see Rosa the eldest daughter, of Ps Genaro Lopez, and his wife Rosa; me; their next daughter Eunice; a niece Keysy; then on the floor from
the left you see Rosa's baby, then one of her daughters, then Genaro's youngest son Josue, then Rosa's other little girl (I mix them up, they are Ana and Dina, but I forget which is which); then Genaro's son Victor, and Daniel. Not present are his sons Elias and Wilhen, who were working.
I first met Genaro + in 2003 when i went to Iquitos for my (late) friend Pastor Hugo's wedding. They lived in a very poor, swampy section. The church, Jesucristo Es El Señor, while very humble, was rich in Spirit. I visited them there again in 04, then in 06. Afterwards, they had moved to Lima. I wasn't able to connect to them in 07, BUT this past summer i did. Wilhen invited me to come to breakfast the day after I arrived - because I was going to be pretty busy, it was the best way to assure a visit. So I went with my "son" Abel (I can't remember if Esli was with us - he may have gone to his digs in Barranco to get his stuff). Seems to me we were having such a good time fellowshiping for breakfast that before we knew it, it was lunch time, and they begged me to stay. I had wanted to be able to bring some of the older kids with me on parts of my mission, but finances didn't allow for it. Eunice is a sweet sweet girl, and directs choreographies in their church. They ALL sing, even Rosa's little girls (I recorded them singing a couple of songs, my goodness, what cuties!) They live not too far from the airport, and minister around their neighborhood. I was glad to see there was regular water delivery ( nothing running just yet!) and an indoor toilet (flush with a bucket)...a nicer home than they had in Iquitos. A precious family!

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MUJU71 3/12/2009 3:36PM

    Thanks for sharing, Shel!

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Monday, March 09, 2009

At least, in the Photo Gallery! I still have to do much about exercise and eating and tracking.
But I have changed my background from a scene outside of Cuzco to one in Barranco,part of Lima, Peru...and added photos all from this year except the one with the tree roots. I love to be able to share from the word of God, to be used as His vessel to bring healing and deliverance, to build relationships within the Body of Christ, and have fun with brethren on outings or at meals. Intercessors are particularly dear to my heart, as we share a kindred spirit. I really want to get back in shape so that when the Lord DOES send me back it will be with even greater vigor to accomplish His purposes.



Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Okay, at last I have managed to load some photos from my most recent journey. The next thing I want to do is take a chance on loading the 3 weeks worth of photos and videos from the 2 memory cards of my defunct camera, onto my home computer, and then save them to a disc along with the pix I've gotten from Abel, Esli, Dany and Johel. One of these days I may even get prints for a photo album, but I haven't even done that for my summer 07 trip! (the last ones I printed were from the Feb 07 trip) But at least I've got a start. And it's been fun reminiscing as I finagle the fotos.
What in the world does this have to do with Spark? Well...I hope to get back on track so that I can get the weight back down (I put on 15 -20 pounds since I got back - faliure to exercise mostly, and careless eating). Because I want to return to South America in better form than when I left!

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GIRLINBRAZIL 3/8/2009 10:38AM

    Thinking of you!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/4/2009 11:47PM

    Have fun with your pictures and best of luck on your exercise program and getting back on track. I am here if you need me for anything. Just let me know.
Blessings and hugs,

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JACKY_1974 3/4/2009 3:52PM

    Shel sé que lograrás alcanzar tu meta. Muchas bendiciones para ti. emoticon

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

We finalyy have a home co9mputer, thanks to tax return, and with it, INSTANT MESSAGING! I have finally been able to chat with my "kids" in Peru (you see some of them on my page).Now I have to get an exercise bike with what remains of the return. I have strayed off track and it shows on the scale. It's been a hard winter! But spriing's a comin' (though this morning's 8 degrees belie that) and perhaps that will give me added impetus to "move it, move, move it" (picture hyperactive Lemurs)

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CHERI*ANN7 3/3/2009 1:03PM

    I agree, it has been a longggg winter for me too. Looking forward to milder weather so I can get out and walk! I am stuck at my current weight...I do know what I need to do but have not been able to do it! I also need to catch the hyperactive lemur bug!!


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New Beginnings

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

But it's not the old "New Year Resolution to Lose Weight" - no, though I DID put some more weight back on with holiday munching. But I am hopeful that as I resume regular exercise and proper eating things will head back down and I should be able to reach goal eventually, and meanwhile gain better muscle tone. A pound at a time.
Since I won't be returning to Peru this year, I know I can at least get back to where I was when they last saw me. I hope to go beyond that.
I probably won't always have time to track my calories, so I am going to try to focus on my fruuits and veggies - like Wegman's supermarket says, "Stive for Five" - and I really have to cut out the late night munching which sets me back quickly. Funny, it isn't too hard to get back into exercising early in the morning (my 3 yr old grandson likes to try to do the cardio with me - he's so cute!). A little more challenging to add strength to it, due to work schedule. But the cardio is good.
Life is good...Eternal Life is better. The fruit of self-control is important. I want to be able to continue with missions as long as the Lord tarries.

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JACKY_1974 1/6/2009 4:36PM

    Adelante Shel que lograrás lo que te propongas.

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