Hey everyone! We just wanted you all to know we made it here to Pucallpa, Peru safe and sound! We had a great time in Costa Rica, and were so blessed to have Lauren's dad join us the last few days we were there.
We are all excited to be here in Peru! We have already met some wonderful people, and are encouraged by what the Lord has in store. During this time in Peru, the four of us will be separated doing different things. Julie and Lauren will be on a compound where they will be helping teach Spanish to native women and children whose husbands will be working on translating the Old Testament into their language. Tiphany and I (Katie) will be helping out at SAM (South American Mission) Academy, which is a school for missionary's children. We are really excited to start the work that the Lord has for us here. We will be doing all kinds of things such as cleaning, organizing things, substitute teaching, and helping with whatever needs to be done. Last night we had a prayer meeting with some of the missionaries of SAM, and I was encouraged greatly by the hearts of these people. They have already reached out to us and been so welcoming, I am amazed at God's provision!
Please pray for all of us...
-That we would walk in a manner worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way.
-That we would have great endurance and patience.
-That we would continue to grow together as a team and love each other with the love of Christ even in our time apart.
-That we will build significant relationships with the people we work with, and that we would encourage and love people in a way that points them to Christ.
Thank you so much for being involved with what the Lord is doing in us and through us. We are extremely grateful to have so many wonderful people behind us. We are so blessed. We miss you all and love you dearly.