“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” -Jesus
The ditch is in
There's something for all to do.
Another Cuzco trip
Happy September, everyone!
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts... Romans 5:5
We have our church... place!
We have enough meetings that you'd think we were Americans.
Some pictures included
...as Juanito would say.
...and missing our friends.
A GoFundMe for a friend
Every good and every perfect gift comes from above
The Lord is our Provider
Just to give you a sense of whether or not we’re staying occupied
"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3 NLT
Do you see any drips?
In which I'm learning lessons not at all related to plumbing
How do you stop leaks?!
Things are starting to feel normal-ish
A week later found us spending our first full day (outside of meals) at our own house. That was fun to feel more like a family again instead of a group on a tour of a foreign country. Tomorrow we plan to try having our meals at home now that the kitchen is mostly working. … Continue reading A Week In
In which I got little done, but still ended up exhausted
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11 NKJV
“Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.” 1 Peter 2:11-12 NLT
““And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
“Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”” John 4:13-14
Ask and you shall receive...
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!
I hate the feeling when you have to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with. -Unknown
Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. -Unknown
Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. -William Shakespeare
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. -Rumi
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. -Robert Southey
It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye. -Unknown
Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count by miles, it’s measured by the heart. -Unknown
You know it’s love when you have been saying goodbye for how many times, but still you’re not ready to leave. -Unknown
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. Charlotte A. Cavatica
Brethren, pray for us.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie-the-Pooh
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. -Flavia Weedn
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. -Helen Keller
True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.
Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future. John Steinbeck
You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way again. Azar Nafisi
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. Henry David Thoreau
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss
People fear leaving their safe harbor of the known and venturing off into the unknown. Human beings crave certainty - even when it limits them. Robin S. Sharma
You never really leave a place or a person you love: Part of them you take with you, leaving a part of yourself behind. -unknown
A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach
This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill
Less than a month....
Life is hectic. Stuff is happening.
In which to prioritize the most important things
Adventures find us wherever we go
Grab a bucket
Home again, home again....
Well, we're done!
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!
Trip to Cuzco
Our first Peru church service
Of heifers and los pollos del cielo
Things go more slowly here
And we're hungry!
Uno! Dos! Tres! Va!
I don't know about tomorrow, but I know who holds my hand.
In which we look for water and hope not to find it
How do you keep a P trap from leaking?
Another half done! Only one or two more halves to go!
Bee quiet! Don't tell.
Good news—We think...
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord GOD is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT
There’s a common theme if you just look for it.
Vices happen automatically—virtues do not!
Expectation meets Reality
Today the Lamar Hursh family flies to Peru. Please pray for them during their travels and as they find their way and settle in over the next while. They will be alone in many ways until we get there, but they will be busy making friends in the meantime. Venimos pronto, hermanos!
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
Go you into all the world...
Isn't it incredible how a stomach bug can completely change your life?
At least that's what they say about learning Spanish
While dodging Whooping Malaria Type-H
🎟 Tickets purchased! 🎟
* Not quite a silver bullet
It has nothing to do with bunnies or chocolate.
When easy things are difficult
Consider Him who endured so much pain for you.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. -John Lubbock
An hour of fun, the product of weeks of work
More restful than counting sheep
On the hamster wheel...
Don't we all dream of being perfect?
I'm gonna grow up to be a daddy!
The rain is coming!
Ultrasounds are ultra-cool.
Sell the house? Or rent it?
"Follow the yellow-brick road"
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question.
When all around is sinking sand, on Christ the Solid Rock I stand.
Things are moving forward.