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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours,
may you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating
the King of kings!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Our time in Arkansas

Here are some of the things we did in Arkansas....

Take a night hike through the Christmas lights of Garvan Gardens.

Visit great-grandparents.

Get our eyes checked by Dadeo.

Visit a Science Museum.

Made a maze in El Dorado (see video below).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What we're up to in Louisiana...

As we enjoy our time with family, I thought you might like to see some pics from Louisiana.

Seeing the mighty Mississippi

In typical Southern weather, its cold enough one day to see a snow man....

...then the next day hot enough to play in the water.

Having fun with cousins at the Zachary Christmas Parade

See that ran-deer-dog?

Sleep over!

Trying out Poppa's new swing.

I can swing too!

Home-made decorations with Poppa.

Merry Christmas from Louisiana!

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Back in the States with Family & a Bummed Knee

A few weeks ago we arrived in the States to see family during the holidays. The girls have had some rich time with their grandparents and enjoying the cooler fall weather.

We also went to Houston to see our best friends. While in Houston we went ice-skating at the Galleria. Sandi was quite the natural. A veteran even told her so, and showed her some moves. As she was practicing them, she tripped and fell directly on her knee. Sandi normally does not complain about bumps and bruises, but when she expressed how much pain she was in, we went to a walk-in clinic. The X-ray showed that she fractured her knee-cap, nearly tearing it in two. Ouch!

Our friend recommended a Christian orthopedic surgeon, who said that Sandi did not need surgery but only a month of healing. The doctor even consulted us and gave Sandi her leg brace all for free! God is good!

We'll return to Peru on December 30th, a few days before our second Twin Lakes youth camp.

Prayer Requests:
  • Sandi's continued healing - she has already witness rapid healing.
  • Continued rich fellowship with family and friends.
  • Final Twin Lakes camp preparations - there are a thousand details in order to pull off camp, and there is only so much Allen can do on this side of the border. Please pray for Eduardo, the point man in Peru working on camp preparations.
May you have a wonderful Advent Season celebrating our new born King!


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