ONEderland again at last...
It's frustrating, to have reached 180 and then crept back up over 200. But okay, I'm finally dipping back into the hundreds, and if I lay hold of the grace and practice what I have learned, and work at breaking bad habits and building good ones,... Read more
A step back, but worth it...?
Sunday we'd gone to a church in Naples (NY!) pastored by a Peruvian. God's divine appointments: a Puerto Rican sister introduced Foreman to a Chilean brother who worked for a couple who belonged to this church pastored by Ps Humberto.Humberto c... Read more
Fun with Foreman and Family
It's so delightful to have Foreman and Yeli here...and the baby too!
I had felt a little badly that here I'd brought them all this way, yet I hadn't had any time to arrange any speaking engagements or anything for Foreman to impart his vision... Read more
Calling things that are not as though they were
Foreman loves to tease me and lately, knowing I put some of the weight back on, he's called me "gringuita menos flaquita" (less thin). I told him that bugged me - and to start calling things that are not as though they were. I have to look that ... Read more
Holidays and Happiness
Okay, the holidays are over and now I'm working to regain the ground I lost from regaining the WEIGHT I lost. Had some special visits during the holidays- my high school buddies Vikki and Sue; DD Cass and SIL Brent. Afterwards, made a trip out t... Read more
I can't make excuses...stress or good food...I gotta get the eating under control. I COULD HAVE achieved goal by now. How frustrating! The good: I AM fairly consistent in exercise. And I HAVE increased the challenge to my muscles - for while I m... Read more
Foreman is coming!
My number one spiritual son from Peru is Foreman Varela - those of you who've read my blogs have already heard plenty about him! THIS time he'll be accompanied by wife Yeli and baby Emanuel (1 1/2 year old)
I've put back a "few" pounds over th... Read more
Even Spiritual Warriors need training, and I feel as though I'm going through a real breaking. Stress at the home front because of my husband's illness and apathy and my general unhappiness with the status quo has stirred up the emotional eating... Read more
Introducing Soldados de Bendicion
It was during a conversation with Esli (Soldier of Waiting) that we came up with the name for the next Team that would be joining me next summer on my 7th mission trip to Peru. Bendicion means Blessing, and it's because I'm depending on God bles... Read more
Favorite group shots
I'm a people person, especially since the Lord delivered me from Fear of Rejection. I especially love to be among others who are as passionate about the Lord as I am. When I go to Peru, I get to hang out with such people all the time. Missionar... Read more
Why, YES, I DO have family that's not in Peru!
I love the missionary work I do in Peru, but it's because of the relationships I have formed there. But before I was "Mamallama" I was and still am just plain "Mom"...or Mommy, or Mumz. I married my DH Ansel at the age of 20.Our first child was ... Read more
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
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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