Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Rebekah and Abigail while climbing the mountain enjoyed this field of wild flowers.
This is pretty much the way they felt after climbing for a while. Benjamin was able to trek farther along although he too had to turn back due to a pounding headache and fatigue. Too much altitude and sun. Maybe too little water.
Our last day of VBS we had over 80 children! We were very pleased. The class with the oldest children (9-11 year olds) had over 40 students. The children loved VBS.The younger class was taught by David's sister Martha.
Benjamin led the sing time each day for VBS. Lenin played the guitar for us.
David preaching on the family.
Each day we prepared a small snack for each student.
And the trout after...
Isn't he cute!! Like I said, it got cold. Jacob even found out how warm long johns are. This is a typical mountain hat. At least your ears stay warm!
And yes...school did go on. We took it with us.
Friday, May 23, 2008
We arrived on Monday afternoon after a bumpy and hot trip. Lots of pretty things to see along the way, waterfalls, etc.
Monday night David preached, Tuesday through Friday nights he preached on the family. Each afternoon we have a Vacation Bible School with a fairly good attendance. It is great serving together as a family. Benjamin is leading the singing with the children´s program, Rebekah helps out with the babies that come or anywhere else she is needed. Abigail and Jacob are students and help out where they can also. Everyone helps get supper on the table and clean up.
We will return to Trujillo on Monday next week and then back to the usual daily routine and also packing our belongings to store for furlough.
Tomorrow we will head farther up the mountains to the town of Cajapampa which is at the foot of the famous Huascaran mountain. Some of the braver or crazier people will take a 4 hour hike up the mountain so they can touch the snow. I am not one of those people. Most of the roads in this town are uphill and that is enough to wind me in this altitude. David may preach up there tomorrow night, we aren´t sure of that yet.
We are enjoying our break from the normal routine and being together as a family. We did bring school along so we have been doing that each morning. Aunt Martha is here too so she also continued school with Abi and Jacob. When we arrive home I will post some pictures.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Fun at the beach.
Nice hotel in the background, we didn't stay there :)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Benjamin turns 15
Benjamin and Claudia always celebrate their May birthdays together.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Saying good bye to Grandpa and Grandma in Indianapolis.
Arriving in Trujillo
Aunt Martha with Rebekah, Abigail and Jacob.
Mom and Jacob overlooking the lower peer area where Benjamin was fishing.