Well, ever since my first missionary trip to Peru in 1997, I decided to set aside collections of elephants and cows and start collecting llamas. FYI, they are indigenous to Peru. And being harder to find, I'm not quite so overrun by them!
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Soldiers of Waiting (Soldados de Espera)
After settling in Iquitos when I arrived in June this year, I went with a small group of people to revisit some of the churches I had gone to last year. Pastor Johel helped to coordinate things with the pastors. My #1 spiritual son Foreman was o... Read more
Presenting "Rock Soldiers" (Soldados de Roca)
It was Pastor Jorge Samelvino who coined their name because of the terrain we were going to, in the mountains ("Sierra") of Peru. The Andes are like the backbone of the country. Along the coast, where Lima is, they are dry and barren. But inland... Read more
Presenting "Mud Soldiers" (Soldados de Barro)
Well, it's time to reminisce, having gone through all of this past summer's photos.
Last year I had the pleasure of traveling with a group of a pastoral couple and 3 young men from Lima, and another who joined us from Iquitos, to visit some r... Read more
From Glory to Glory He's Changing Me
ANyone remember that little song? "His likeness and image to perfect in me the Love God has shown to the world..."
Since I finished up the pix from this summer's tripI thought I'd take a stroll down memory lane focusing on Pastors I've come to... Read more
Time goes by too fast...the five weeks I was in Peru this summer just didn't seem long enough.
Today's photos feature a weekend side trip north to Chiclayo (I should get a map to post!) with Pastora Sabina. Her family - her 80+ father and 2 si... Read more
Fit for Service
I've been given a ministry of Visitation in the House of the Lord...And God's House is more than just my own local church. Since He saw fit to let me go to visit among the brethren in Peru, and some of that visitation involves tromping over some... Read more
More of my Shiney New Penny and other interesting things
My daughter-in-law sent me some more pix of my new granddaughter! And I also changed my pix...well, I changed them AGAIN from what they'd been yesterday before I got the pix of Penny! For some reason, I bumped a few of those to make room for the... Read more
I finally got some pix of my new granddaughter, penny. And NOT from her daddy (my only flesh-and-blood son ) but rather from her AUNTIE, my daughter in Texas. Apparently my son sent her some pix via his cell phone, and she just ASSUMED that of C... Read more
While Iquitos is my home-away-from-home, and Foreman is my number one spiritual son, I've gotten to know other Peruvians. Abel is another son, who hails from Lima - but was able to accompany during my time in Iquitos. It's good to have lost weig... Read more
Some of My Motivation
Most of the pictures I posted today are from my number one spiritual son's birthday. Foreman Varela is a youth pastor at Nueva Vision in Iquitos, Peru, as well as a youthleader/missionary with JuCUM (Youth With A Mission). It was pleasant to hav... Read more
Two memorable days
The photos here are from July 14 and 15. Esli got us a deal on the boat trip to visit the Bora tribe. And I, having been to Peru enough times, made so bold as to dicker down their asking price of 50 soles to 40 soles, since I was just a poor mis... Read more
Final days with Esli...
Well, these pictures start with our lunch at Quistacocha on July 12, and the evening service at Branza de Dios. Most of the service was by candlelight, due to the power outage (not an uncommon occurrence) . Love the good strong flash of my digit... Read more
Spiritual Sons and Memories
The photos I loaded today represent the tail end of one night and 2 other days in Iquitos. I had the blessing of staying with Foreman while in Iquitos - his house is INDEED my house, will be where I retire. After all, I helped him purchase the p... Read more
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If you look in my gallery today, and especially the lower photo on my page, you'll see a picture of me with a big old tree that has all these roots reaching from higher up, going to the soil. It's near the Plaza de Armas in Iquitos, and Abel and... Read more