More Memories - Soldados de Espera
Monday, April 01, 2013
In the summer of 2007 I made a brief trip down the river from Iquitos, Peru, to revisit some of the villages I'd visited in 2006. My companions were different, however. I had my good friend Marleni, my spiritual son Abel, a good friend and musician Esli, and a pastor friend, Johel. Marleni's son Foreman was supposed to come too, but he had to supervise work being done on his house. So he suggested Levi, who was experienced in missions. In hindsight I can see how the Lord used this to enable me to get to know him better.
That's my Levi on the left, and Esli and Abel...setting up HAMMOCKS
My friend Marleni and me - in our HAMMOCKS
My friend Pastor Johel in his HAMMOCK
The ports are full of interesting sights that you don't find every day.
These remind me of the Staten Island Ferry.
Because of the previous year's "Soldados de Barro" (mud soldiers) we were thinking about what to call THIS particular group of missionaries. We settled on Soldiers of Waiting because of all the hurry-up-and-waiting we did. And Levi and I continue to refer to ourselves as such because of the delays we have been facing to be able to get married.
But "good things come to those who wait."
Be it something as simple as a nice fish brunch like the one served to us in Nuevo Kuwait
or a boatride to catch a bigger boat home
or a new life partner when the first has passed away!