Here we go!

It’s time to go back to Peru, back to Arequipa, back to Torre Fuerte. This time, Leslie goes with me, for her first experience in Peru. Following the prompting of a good friend, we prayed and talked and thought about a visit to Peru. The house selling is going reeeeaaaaaalllllly slow, so keeping our connection there is important. Plus I miss the kids terribly.

We’ll head for Peru at the end of next month, and spend a couple of weeks there. It will be a good time to reconnect, as well as work on our Spanish skills. There will be no other English speakers around, except for the owner of the hotel where we’ll stay in Arequipa. I’m excited for the opportunity for my wife to get to know Pastor Dario and Indira, as well as all of the girls.

Our son, Micah, has been in Arequipa for about a month, working with Extreme Nazarene. He’s had a very busy month there building up to the big “Love Extreme” event of last Saturday. We are excited to see how he has been able to establish a connection between Extreme Nazarene and the Torre Fuerte home. We are pretty excited, of course, about getting the chance to see our son during our visit.

We’ll bring a camera, and I’ll be updating the blog far more often during our trip, so watch for it. Oh, and by the way, for those of you who have been praying for us regarding the sale of our home … after a long spell with no activity whatsoever, we’ve now had two couple look at our home in two days. Keep praying!

Ready to roll

Yes, we’re STILL waiting for an offer on the house. We thought we’d be in Peru a long time ago, and well into our Spanish language immersion by now. God has a different plan than ours – which is fine, since His plans are always better in hindsight.

In the meantime, we’ve been planning our move, packing some things up and selling or giving away others. We plan to take a trailer load cross country to deliver all of my tools to our oldest son, Daniel. He and his wife have just bought their first house, so all of the tools will be very useful. So, we thought, we’ll pull a trailer behind our old Suburban … that is, until we got the phone call.

I was at the church, when the call came from a guy I know in town. Not a close personal friend, ( he started the conversation by reminding me who he was)  just an acquaintance. After a very brief introduction, he told me that he and his wife had decided to give us their motor home. Yeah, just like that.

So we have a motor home now. I’ve repaired a few “camping comforts”, but mechanically it seems fine. Plenty of room for our shrinking family, with now only four of us.

So the house hasn’t sold. Not even close. But God is still showing us the way, and preparing us for the big change.