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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Blog

We've moved our blog!

Thank you for following us all these years. Continue to follow us at our new wordpress address @

Friday, October 22, 2010

Where we work

This is a great video of photographs taken by Nate Henderson. Nate visited our team and mission in Trujillo a couple of weeks ago and so generously gifted us with his talent. His work captures our work so well.

Faces of Peru from Nate Henderson on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our little pumpkin is two weeks old!

Enjoying the local pumpkin patch. . .

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Evangeline Lucille has arrived!

Evangeline means "gospel bearer"
Lucille, named after Sandi's grandmother, means "light".
Put the two names together and you have "bearer of the gospel light".

There are several pronunciations for Evangeline, we are using

Born at 2:23 pm on Sept. 30
7 lbs 13 oz & 20 inches

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy fall to all!

We haven't experienced a fall season in five years. I haven't really thought about this until my six year old yelled from the backyard yesterday, "something is happening! come see! what are all these leaves doing on the ground?" It was after the autumn season of 2005 and when our two oldest were just babies that we departed for Peru to live on the desert coast near the equator where there is not a lot of variety in the weather or seasons. So this year we are so looking forward to the cooler crisp weather and foliage. Memphis is a city filled with beautiful and large trees, so what a treat it will be!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Baby Shower!

My sweet friends, Grace and Laura, hosted a baby shower for me last weekend. It was fun to get some new things for Evangeline! Thanks to all my Memphis friends for making this time special!

Happy 8th Birthday Abigail!

Abigail turned 8 on Sept. 2nd. To celebrate, she had a pajama party with 13 little girls! Her grandparents also surprised her by coming in town.

Our friends, the Leavell family, gave her a mini tennis court as a birthday gift. Saturday morning, we had our own U.S. Open on Avon Rd.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Forrest Spence 5K

Last weekend we enjoyed participating in the Forrest Spence 5K. Brittany and David Spence are friends of ours in Memphis and David has been to Peru and served in our medical clinics. They have an incredible story of how through the loss of their infant son, Forrest, they began helping other families at LeBonheur Children's hosptial. You can read their story here.

Allen finishing the 5K. . .

Adeline reaching the finish line of the one mile fun-run (w/ some motivation from her dad running behind her). . .

And Mary Allen getting ready to compete in the 100 yard dash!

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