Just heard from Mom and Georgia.
They have arrived safely in their
mission field for the next three weeks.
They have been awake for nearly 24 hours
at this point....
One of Mom's co-workers who is also
the leader of this mission is a native of Peru.
The team is staying at her parents home for
the first night or two. Mom said that they
are being well cared for.
At some point they will head up into the mountains
in a trip that will take eight hours on the way up.
What is a bit unnerving is that this same trip will
only take five hours on the way down.
Hmmmm.....they probably shouldn't think about
this too much.
Conditions will be very, very difficult.
This trip will be the biggest challenge either of
our Moms have ever faced physically
but God is with them.
I was watching a few videos of the people
in the mountain villages where they will serve.
Oh, I can see why once you have been there
your heart is forever touched for the people.
Such beautiful children and such severe conditions.
The team is carrying in as many winter clothes as they
were allowed to pack to give to the pastors in the
different areas. As I understand it each team member took two 50 pound
suitcases with clothing and other items for the people
and a carry on of personal items that could weigh no more than
23 pounds for their three week stay.
I found out through this process how
lightweight sleeping bags can be these days.
But, it is a good thing because they each needed one
and still had all of the other things to pack.
The pastors will then pass the clothing
along to the neediest in their village. In recent winters
children have frozen to death from the extreme cold.
Hard to imagine.
Well, I hope Peru is up to our Moms.
They are a lot to handle.
Two bundles of energy and good intentions.
I will try to post pictures and links to
their Facebook site when there is something
current on it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
My Dear Blog Friends!!
We are happy to see you.....