In Search of Proof of Residency

Yesterday morning, I worked on some office things. One thing I tried to do was to print off the document from migraciones for the duplicate carnet, but I couldn’t get it downloaded. The fun of variable phone speeds.

After lunch, Percy and I went into town to the municipio to ask for the document to verify that I live where I do. However, the man who is the registro civil didn’t show up yesterday. Percy decided to try again to find the president of Conchacalla who is supposed to be over our area.

He found a friend who is a friend of the secretary who works with the president. They set up a time to go meet with the president at his house at 5:30.

Since we were in town, we went to talk with the electric company to ask for them to come look at the electric pole causing troubles. Apparently, the connectors needed to be changed. They said they’d send someone out de emergencia right away. Percy said we had time to go look at bed frames.

We looked at a few different shops before deciding on one for China’s room. We also bought her a mattress and blankets and a rug. The people said they would deliver it a bit later.

We arrived home in the rain at 5:00. I did a few small things around the house while being on the phone with a friend from the States. We then left at 5:30 to go meet the man to go find the community president.

As we traveled out the lane, the men with the bed arrived. And they brought the bed on a moto! They came over five miles in the rain. I’m not sure how long that must have taken.

We unloaded that and started off again, only to meet the electric company truck. Back we went with them. After they were done taking pictures so they could come back tomorrow, the man we were supposed to meet was gone.

That’s no surprise as it was after 7:00. Percy called and asked if we could pick him up and go find the president, but the man didn’t want to go out in the rain, which was coming down hard. We made plans to go at 6:30 the next morning.

After family devotions, I went up to put the bed together, but they had neglected to bring the angle pieces and the bolts. I guess that can wait until another day.

P.S. Thank you to all of you who gave advice and encouragement for a trip to Huaral. We have made no plans yet except to decide that we want to make plans. We’re considering a trip in early April.

P.P.S. Also, thank you to various ones who offered to help cover travels costs. We did accept a gift from friends. We feel honored and overwhelmed with your kindness.


  • Pray that I can get my necessary documents.
  • Pray for Alicia as she is alone at home.
  • Pray for Esmeralda who is afraid to come to church because of Fernando.
  • Pray for Rafael and Elisabet who did not come for Bible study.
  • Pray for us as we consider a trip to Huaral.
No one home
Making phone calls
The offending electric pole
Shopping for a bed
Which blanket would you like?
Bed transport