Thursday, March 12, 2009
I have some free time and so I thought I'd write a little about some of the photos...so, 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!
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!
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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