WARM Jungle greetings to all!! We just returned from the Ahuashiaco waterfall, so the 100 degree weather feels just a bit more bearable right now. We took the profesor and his family up there along with a couple of students who are being rewarded. Our staff came along as well and most of them got into the water for pictures and waterfall jumping.
Our class this module is Theology 1 with Jared Coral and he is doing a great job of getting them studying and researching. They have their one year old along and he is quite the mascot and though he can’t talk he sure thinks he can.
My trip to Bolivia to teach in April went well. During that time the students here had a good time on their ministry trip out to Yurimaguas. Right after that my parents (Mark and Carol Mattix) came here to teach a course on Creationism or what we call a “Defense of Genesis”. As usual we made sure we had projects lined up and this time Mom got in the act and was helping Fionna with a fair amount of sewing.
The kids are now on vacation and just in time we got a new toy to play with. Our neighbor sold us his wood working lathe so the kids have been trying this out. Fionna picked up a sewing contract to keep her busy sewing some 18 curtains (panels) for another missionary family. Isaac is teaching Dhaly, our staff member, how to drive her new motorbike, with some varying results so far.
Janel and I are feeling a bit busy and still catching up with a fast paced rhythm here. Some extra attention at church and some programs we have been hoping to start after the Bolivia trip. Janel just got her young ladies group started with Fionna’s and Sarah’s help. Paper work required an extra trip to Lima, so we took advantage of Grandparents to watch kids.
Some items we need to work towards besides keeping the Bible school running smoothly. We are hoping to add two new elders in the church this next month. We need to start planning the ministry break, where we send our students out two by two into the towns. And of course sometime the government will pull our chain and we need to go pick up paperwork in Lima, again, and start on the kids paperwork.
As an extra note we have been blessed to have Dhaly, Aaron and Sarah as staff help this year. There are time when I think maybe I could do it but realize… nope, too old, too slow and too tired. They are getting worked pretty good so you may pray for them to work well as a team and be a great example to these students.
Thank you for your prayer and support of our family and this ministry. Love hearing from you.