***Special guest blogger Emily from the Holy Trinity Church Service Team***
We arrived late last night in Lima, after an easy flight, Lane was asked if he needed a taxi, but he said no, multiple times. Richard quickly made fun of Arthur’s coordinating hair color and luggage. The Peru Kids Alive team quickly found us and escorted us to the vans.
Quick sleep, farmers breakfast and departure for church. Lane was asked to come up front for the congregation to sing Happy Birthday in espanol and ingles. Preached on discipline for 1 hour and 15 minutes, in Spanish.
After church, a traditional Peruvian meal of Boston Market look alike, with all the missionaries and their families. There are 3 missionary families here, with a combined total 8 children. Frozen lemonade – was actually limeade- was tasty tasty.
Drove about an hour outside the city to tour The Juniper Tree Home, where the children now reside. Team USA got crushed by Team Peru, the average age of the Peruvian team was 5 and Mark had to remove himself from the game after getting a “boo boo” from getting schooled by a 4 year old.
Leaving the Juniper Tree- we went to Manchay Oasis Care Center, a day care center and preschool for at-risk children, which also has created a program for some of the moms of kids in the program.
Thankfully, Richardo Barefoot came along. He was riding shotgun and entertaining Machi with his attempts to speak in Spanish.
WE SAW A LLAMA AND AN ALPACA TODAY. (for you Susan)
We are happy, healthy, thankful and tired.