Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Yes! That was Rebekah's reaction when the surgeon told her he thought she had enough "new skin" to do the surgery. She was 99% sure she didn't so she was really pleased when he said that. She literally jumped out her chair to celebrate :) Surgery should be within the next 2 weeks, I will post that info when we have a date. This should be her last surgery until she is completely done growing, like in 4 or 5 years, about the time for our next furlough. Please pray for us as we wade through insurance forms and medical bills. It is getting more and more expensive! We are also looking to purchase our return tickets to Peru. We are planning on July 31 as our date to go home to Peru.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pictures of the Farm

We are currently living in a farm house owned by our home church. We love living here in the country. Benjamin recently purchased a nice digital camera, these are some pictures he took of our farm.

View of the pond (Ben spends a lot of time here fishing) Old small building with windmill

View of the first floor of the barn (from the loft)

Outside of the barn

Ariel view of the back of the house (from the upper part of the silo)


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

These Days at Our House

What happens when you bring a family of 6 over 2,000 miles to a different country, their own mind you but different than what they are used to and put them around lots of people in closed up spaces (school and lots of different churches)? You get bombarded by lots of new germs!! These past 10 days have been a rough time here at the Stilwells, okay, not still well, still sick :) Three children have had strep throat (a first for the kids), the fourth has a cough (very usual for him), mom has a sinus infection along with an ear infection and some stomach issues. We are so thankful for a healthy daddy who has taken care of all of us. We are all on the mend and each day finds us with more energy, less fever and discomfort and thankful for a good medical system. It also reminds us that we are so ready to return to Peru! Of course, then we get to start all over, it will be winter down there and new germs again, ugh! Oh well, that is the life of a missionary, we wouldn't trade it for anything.
o Peru.