Here we go!

This morning, Steph and I did a few errands. We stopped by Fernando’s and Rafael’s with a jar of homemade caramel we made; we are leaving a jar here for Percy’s. We were headed to Alicia’s yet, but China messaged to say Alicia was at our place! We came back and gave our farewell to her, also.

The children and China finished tidying the house. We emptied the fridges, but we’ll leave the deep freezer going. Steph had the suitcases ready, so I needed to get them loaded and make sure we had our paperwork in order.

Because we cannot all easily fit into the truck along with our suitcases while Percy drives, Rafael offered to take some of us. I had everything loaded and ready when they all got here. I have lost track of how many times they’ve asked if we’re coming back.

We left the house at 3:55, headed for the airport. I do not know when I’ll next be able to give an update because my phone card will not work after we leave Lima. I think I’ll be able to get a prepaid card from Walmart sometime after we get to the States, but I may find wifi in the meantime.

Some of you have wondered how you can help with expenses. That is very kind of you. I’d say if you want to help, you can send a donation directly to Great Commission Ministries at the following address:

Great Commission Ministries

7384 Hopkins Gap Rd

Fulks Run, VA 22830

We will be staying in Strasburg the majority of our visit in the States, though it may be more of a base of operations for most of the time. This will be our mailing address over that time:

Shawn D Schmidt

C/O Andrew Crider

12349 Back Road

Toms Brook, VA 22660

For those of you who might be interested, I’ve included a photo of our itinerary. Thanks for praying for us!

Everyone is excited.
Créme Bruleé came in to say goodbye.
Ready! Set! Go!