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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Monday, September 17, 2007

Glad to be Home

We are back below the equator! We arrived back in Peru safe and sound about midnight last Wednesday. All three girls traveled great. Mary Allen enjoyed her first flight and thankfully slept through most of it.

We spent the night at a hotel in Lima (you can see Adeline was so tired that she fell asleep in the hotel lobby). After a relaxing day in Lima, we took the night flight to Trujillo and finally reunited with our team on Friday.

Mary Allen was a hit, all the missionary kids were very eager to meet the newest Peru Mission kid! Our Peruvian friends love her big blue eyes and chubby checks.

square Begining to Smile

Although we already miss our family and friends in the U.S., it is really nice to be back in our own beds and back to our ministry, friends and routine. Not to mention, we are really enjoying the cool weather here in Trujillo after being in the Mississippi heat. Its enough to make you want to dance!

Thank you so much for all your prayers as we traveled.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Returning to the Field

I write this entry at 11:36 PM, the night before our flight back to Peru. This time tomorrow night, we'll be arriving at our hotel in Lima. And this time on Thursday night, Lord willing, we'll be in Trujillo. We are READY to get to our home. Sandi misses her friends and house. Allen misses his work. The girls miss Patti and their toys. And we all miss our friends!

We are so thankful for everyone who has served us during our furlough. Some have brought us meals after Mary Allen's birth, others had us in their home, others gave us gifts, others gave us free medical & dental exams, others have begun supporting us financially, and nearly everyone has told us they are praying for us. Thank you! You have been a blessing to us! We especially want to thank again the Saenz for letting us stay in their missionary cottage and the Shumakers for allowing us to drive their Toyota Sequoia.

Please pray for us as we travel all day Wednesday and Thursday. Its always an adventure to fly with young children!


Sunday, September 09, 2007

New Great Co-Mission Newsletter

We've recently sent out our family newsletter. If you didn't get a copy, you can click on the images below and read how our family has been doing since March.

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Growing Mary Allen

It is amazing how quickly babies grow. In two and a half months, Mary Allen has almost outgrown her bassinet. You can see for yourself...

At 1 month

At 2.5 months


Monday, September 03, 2007

Use Google Reader!

I usually do not to post blogs of this kind, but this handy dandy tool is too great not to share to all my blogsphere friends.

Google Reader works like a personalized online inbox for your favorite websites. Just like email it will show when all your favorite sites have been updated. So instead of speeding hours surfing your bookmarks, all updates automatically come to Google Reader. It can save you a ton of time online and organize your virtual life. And like most Google technology, it's free!

Click here to see a quick introductory video about Google Reader. And click here to get started.

Give it a try! If you already use it, let me know what you think.

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