Monday, November 19, 2012
We're back! after taking a much needed rest from blogging, we are back. Facebook has lost its charms and may soon be yesterday's news...or maybe not. Anyway I'd like to give a quick update on where we are. Our first year back in Trujillo has been busy, but God has blessed and we are enjoying the days. The medical clinic in Wichanzao is busy and thriving, with patients daily and a great staff. We have had some turnovers and more to come but God seems to be blessing with the right folks to come in and keep the work going. Elizabeth Johnson is here now and doing a great job everyday taking care of patients and keeping the staff encouraged. Our Arevalo hospital is back in construction and we are so pleased to see the funds continue to come in for that. We are still hoping for an open date by next February or so, Dios mediante. Caleb and Zachary are learning to surf, taking advantage of living in Huanchaco, and hopefully soon I'll be in the mix. Susan teaches and organized homes-chool and is training for a marathon next year. Hopefully I'll post some pics to go with these stories. Pray for our churches here to grow and multiply!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
We are back in MS, residing in Brandon now, and our children are at Northwest Rankin schools, go Cougars??? strange coming from a Pearl Pirate.. All is well, we are just anxious to get our new routines down, and I am anxious to get back on the road, traveling and speaking again, telling the stories we have about Peru and trusting that God supplies the increase we need. Lulu, who had lost two of her front teeth several months ago in a fall, has officially lost the remaining tooth, too many bumps and bangs, so I put it out of its misery a few day ago. She will be toothless until her adult teeth grow in. Caleb is playing 9th grade football, liking it so far, and Jacob is enduring. Rebekah and Zachary seem to like their classes and teachers. We still plan to leave early January for Peru, so please pray our finances improve and our faith remains strong. btw, we are loving our new house, thanks Pinelake Church!
the photo is of Susan and I with my great Uncle Robert McGee and his daughter in College Station, TX
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
We have enjoyed being back in Pearl, where Susan and Dale grew up. And we want to thank McLaurin Heights Baptist church especially for letting us stay in their missionary house. All the kids are in Pearl schools, really close by, in fact Caleb and Jacob walk everyday. Susan continues her excercise routines at the Courthouse gym, and Dale does a few days a week also. Meanwhile, Dale is calling and emailing, visiting supporting churches, and doing other work related to the medical ministry and economic development with the mission. God had been good to us, and we see now we really needed this time of refreshment. Here are some recent photos. One is of Rebekah and her latina friend from school, who also attends the hispanic service next door, where we go at times to keep up our Spanish. Also Jacob visited a vet for career day; He is interested now in being a vet.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We are back in our native state of Mississippi, enjoying the holidays with family and friends. We have left Peru for a season, home again here to visit churches and supporters, raise more support and awareness, and refocus our minds and calling as we prepare to go back to Peru after a time and continue in the work. It is a shock moving between cultures, as we face conflicting emotions; sadness at leaving our friends in Peru, and joy with the happy reunions we find here in the states. But God is good and is helping our transition. We plan on placing our kids in Pearl public schools for the next term, and Dale will be busy making phone calls and lining up visits to churches and other places.....(he hopes to apply to grant institutions and foundations to raise money for the Arevelo hospital construction, please be in prayer about this!)
Here are some photos of our last days in Peru
Caleb's birthday party, Lauren's Christmas program at her school, Dale's last day at the clinic,
Thursday, October 7, 2010
It's Spring here in Trujillo, but the weather makes it still seem like winter.
We had the annual Spring Parade last week, with baton twirlers from the states here
to march and show their skills, a long-standing tradition I have heard. Rebekah celebrated her 10th birthday last month as you can see in the photo. We have been struggling financially lately, but God has blessed us with sufficient cash to get us
through the end of the year, at which time we will take our furlough. We had hoped to wait until next fall, but we will move it up to get started on more visits and fund-raising back in the states. It will be great for the clinic because next month Marcus and Whitney will be here in Trujillo, and the clinic will be in good hands with Dr. Marcus around. Our church in Arevelo continues to grow and recently we installed a permanent stage and pulpit, more photos to follow, which is a real beauty. All areas of ministry from the men's group to the children's classes are well attended and well taught. We are so glad to see this church maturing and the members bringing visitors and family members along to visit.