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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Monday, May 18, 2009

Belhaven College Music Team

This week Belhaven College is back again in Peru. They will be playing more than ten concerts, teach at the local conservatory, and teach various workshops. Please pray that God would use this team to share the gospel with many non-Christian musicians as well as help cultivate a culture of music excellence in our churches.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Fun with girlfriends!

Lots of fun occasions have happened recently that have reminded me of how blessed I am to be surrounded by so many wonderful friends, literally from all over the world.

My Peruvian tennis friends and I we went out to celebrate the end of our recent tennis tournament and to try out Brenda's (pictured on left in yellow shirt) new Chinese restaurant she recently opened in Trujillo. It was great food and fun!

We had a baby shower for my dear friend Marti Bolton whose family just arrived back with their newly adopted baby from China, Mei Mei (which means "little sister" in Chinese). We are thrilled to finally have her in Peru and are loving every minute with her.

And finally a picture of the Peru Mission women enjoying surfing the Huanchaco waves together.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Allen's Quema

April 30th was Allen's 33rd birthday. Thirty of his closest Peruvian friends surprised him with a "Quema". A quema is a fun tradition here where friends show up at your house the midnight before your birthday and begin celebrating with a bang! After sneaking in our garage without Allen knowing they began singing happy birthday accompanied by their Peruvian instrument. After several songs, they went around in a circle each sharing an encouraging word or story about Allen.

It was very fun and encouraging to say the least, a birthday he will never forget!

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