Lights of the World
I forgot to mention that yesterday morning before going anywhere, Fore and I walked to Refugio (and I must say Iīm pleased with how far Iīve come in fitness to trod uphill and down without feeling winded) where between the two of us we made some... Read more
How Excellent Are His Ways
Well, letīs see...Went to the radio station with Foreman and Abel Wednesday morning. I used notes from a teaching Iīd given in a few churches in 2004, called ALEGRIA (happiness, in Spanish), taking each letter to describe things to do for happin... Read more
New and Renewed Friendships
Mistake - TOMORROW is radio.
Okay, so, after yest afternoon at internet, Abel suggested rather than go home to get Mrleni, HE could navigate us to the market. Well, bear in mind, heīs not from Iquitos. But then, along came Brandon, Foreīs ... Read more
Making a Difference
Well, continuing from yesterday...Marleni said that, since there wouldnīt be room for 4 in the motokar to go to the church, sheīd stay home, but I would bring her soemthing from Kikiriki. Now, there has been construction going on all over the pl... Read more
Friday after the internet, we ended up not going for Chinese - didnīt want to take another motokar. Rather, we walked to a restaurant Esli knew (took plastic) called The Yellow Rose of Texas - features Tex Mex as well as regional cooking. Fore t... Read more
Well, I stopped by the internet yesterday but didnīt post a "newsletter". In the morning I went with Marleni to visit intercessor Dora Tamani where we breakfasted on TOCINO (bacon - but lean, slab style) and platanos. Then we took the collectiv... Read more
Well, yesterday after I had a nice nap, I asked Yeli if she had some nailclippers as my fingernails were getting a little ragged. But she wanted to give me another manicure (NOT your typical missionary agenda!) and paint them. So, as I was sitti... Read more
Last year when I was here with Pastor Jorge Samelvino and a group from Lima, we werre given four days, an hour a day, of free radio time on the Christian station MIC here in Iquitos. I had wanted tomake a donation to the station, having benefite... Read more
Behold how good...
Saturday night we had our pastoral dinner, meeting at Kikirikkiīs. I was delighted to see some familiar faces, and told them not to test me on the names of the new pastors I met. We passed a piece of paper around, arranged like a calendar, so th... Read more
Back from the Jungle Churches
We left Iquitos by LANCHA (large boat) on Tues, rather than the hoed for Mon, and LATE, so we arrived at the village of Jorge Chavez on Wed well after the sun had set. But I was delighted to see the familiar face of Pastor Augusto awaiting on sh... Read more
The best laid plans...
Itīs so nice to have a trustworthy God so that when our own plans are foiled we at least know that those of our God do not. Marleni, Abel, Levy, and I arrived at the port in good time with our stuff. Ps Johel arrived soon after (Betti took the r... Read more
Well, When we arrived in Iquitos, I didnīt want to pay a porter to lug our stuff so between me and abel we hauled our luggage out to the curb where Foreeman was waiting. Hearing his characteristic whistle, I called to him , Toma tu bendita maqui... Read more
My thanks to all who have been praying ... keep it up!
Sonia got me to the airport at 130, and my 420 flight left at 530, thus missing my 620 Chciago connection BUT I was put on the wait list for the 705, and JUST made that walking at a good p... Read more
I got home from school yesterday all tired...but WIRED. I KNEW I wasn't going to be able to nap until I had somewhat finalized my packing. (I still ended up shuffling things from carry-on to Iquitos box to Lima box to carry-on). Of course I can'... Read more
It's 3 days before I leave for Peru. I've bought all I'm going to buy, and will finalize packing Thursday night (okay, probably last minute adjustments Friday when I get home from school). I'm bringing workout dvd's and resistance band, trusting... Read more