Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tarma City

Now for the rest of the story...While in Tarma we were involved in many different activities. David preached every day on the radio covering the 4 rules of communication. He preached every night, taught at the leader's and men's meetings, gave the devotional at the baptismal service and taught 2 Sunday school hours. Kandie taught at the ladies' meeting and gave her testimony on the radio (one radio time was enough for me). We all (including the children) were involved in special music. Since it was so cold we purchased ponchos and 3 of the children also purchased the typical mountain hat called a "chuyo" (chooyo with a long o at the end). I personally wouldn't be caught dead in one. Benjamin was also in charge of the powerpoint for his dad since the church doesn't have a remote control for theirs. We are now wondering where our next adventure will be...the United States in July 2008!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tarma trip

On Friday the 14th we, as a family, left for the mountain city of Tarma. The city is located at 10,000 feet above sea level. The children thought we were going to Lima on Friday and then on to Tarma, little did they know we had a few surprises planned to break up the trip. On Friday we ate lunch ate a ocean beach area 2 1/2 hours from home. The car speedometer quick working on this stretch of the trip, since our gas gauge was also out of order we used that to know when we needed gas, needless to say we made frequent stops for gas and rarely needed to fill up with more than 1/2 a tank. Anyway, we then headed to the city of Casma where we spent the night. Since it is farther inland it was warm and we were able to swim in their pool. Saturday we headed to Lima but stopped at a forest reserve along the way and hiked. Since it has been very foggy lately the mountains were very green. David said he had never seen it so green before. Sunday was also spent in the Lima area. Monday we headed towards Tarma having McDonalds for lunch. We arrived in the city of the flowers around 5:30. This trip took us over a 16,000 feet pass. We were up at the tops of the mountains, here we saw the snow peaked mountains, beautiful!

Mountains around Chancay, green!

16,000 feet pass. Cold and little oxygen.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Dolphins and Frogs

Recently, all the churches in our fellowship got together for a day of olympics. This year there were about 800 people present at camp. We were all very surprised when our church came in second of all the churches! Here are some pictures of the jumpers in this house. Benjamin and David won first place in the high jump for their age groups. Abigail won second. David also placed 2ndin the long jump loosing to his brother Steve. Rebekah and Jacob won second in running. Me, well I won in cheering!

Benjamin wins first place in 11-14 year olds.

Abigial wins second place.

David wins second in long jump.

Kandie's Sunday School Class

Aren't they adorable. These two are Tatiana and Felipe. They are the 2 members of my nursery/Sunday school class. After several weeks they now happily come to class. It is a joy to work with them.

Birthday Boy

On September 1st, one young man was very excited in our house, it was his 9th birthday! Yes, I know, how can he be nine already? While it may be hard to believe, it is true. My youngest child, okay, my baby, is now nine. Jacob is a blast, his expressions are priceless and he keeps us laughing. He enjoyed a sleep over with one of his friends here on the seminary campus. He really likes the water gun he got from his Grandpa and Grandma Johnston. He also enjoyed going with me to the new big store in town to spend some of his birthday money. Here are some pics of the day.