Saturday, June 11, 2011
Happy Saturday from Nana and Mama Chill!
Our day began by dividing into groups and walking the dirt streets of Pastor Jorge's village, inviting the neighborhood children to the park in the center of town, for VBS. We were thrilled to see so many sweet faces appear for our Jonah skit, basketball, coloring, etc. We were especially blessed to have Pastor Jorge come and share with us, as Manny translated, and welcomed us to his community. What joy! The rest of the day was spent preparing for the party to celebrate the birthdays of Allison and Jose, two of the children who live at Hannah's. The Peruvians know how to put on a party!!! It was such a privilege and blessing to all of us, to be able to make this day special for these two dear children who have so little and have been through so much. Actually, the truth is, all of Hannah's children bless us with their smiles and contentment and love.
Team time tonight was beyond decription, but that's another story for another time. What an amazing group of people, focused on loving and serving Christ, by being His hands and feet to one another and the people of Peru. As the 'senior citizens' of this group that God put together, we have been so loved on, and had the great joy to love on them as well. Nana and Mama Chill plan to keep pressin' on for the Lord as long as He gives us the strength to do so.
Signing off with a very special Birthday wish from Mom to Skip! I love you all and will see you soon! Connie
Bob, and the rest of my dear family, missing you all but be home soon! God be praised for all He has done! Teresa