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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Copa Linea" Doubles Tennis Tournament

Karen, my doubles partner (and neighbor):

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Our adopted family

Here in Peru, we have "adopted" several family members. Here is our family picture (from left to right): Mark Gregory, Julie Rogers, Heather Campbell (w/ new husband Calin), and Alleen McClain. We love our famliy members and are blessed to have them working with us in Peru.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Woman dies at 99, leaves behind 1,400 descendents

I hardly ever post popular news, but this is too interesting to pass up. The news feed reads...
The commandment to "be fruitful and multiply" the Krishevsky family follows quite closely. Last Saturday, the great grandmother, Rachel Krishevsky passed away at the age of 99, leaving behind no less than 1,400 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren.
Go here for the entire article. Talk about a multigenerational vision!

HT: John Ferguson, church planter in Calgary Canada.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Peru Mission E-Bulletin September 2009


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Heather & Calin get married!

Heather is one of our adopted "fellows" and has been working with Peru Mission for nearly 2 years. During her time here, the Lord brought Calin into her live. Calin is a godly young man who is a member of one of our churches. On Sept. 3rd, with the blessing of their parents and the mission, they were married! Here in Peru, you must have a civil wedding and the religious wedding is optional. They will have a religious wedding in Nov. when Heather's family will be able to fly to Peru.Please pray for Calin's visa process. They hope to move to the U.S. for at least three years so that he can become an American citizen. Whether they choose to make their home and future in Peru or the U.S. they will be missionaries and a blessing to those they are around!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Help to the cold

It has been a cold winter and many children and elderly have died from pneumonia in the mountain village of Inka Wasi. Our Peruvian missionary friend, Trino (pictured above), was very grateful when our Larco church decided to collect clothes for the people there. It is a blessing to see our churches have more of a "missionary" heart in their own country. Trino sent us these pictures of the people receiving the clothes.

Older post about our visit to this villlage, click here and here.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Faces of Colca Valley

Although the land of Peru is a very beautiful and majestic land, it is the beauty of the people who continue to captivate our hearts.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Abigail as class Brigadier

Abigail was elected "brigadier" of her class this month. In Peru (and most Latin American countries), each class has a brigadier that takes on the role of class officer, or teacher's helper. She has held the position with honor and enjoyed wearing the blue shoulder cords and carrying the marching stick.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Abigail turns 7!

To celebrate Abigail's 7th birthday, she had a fun party with all her class mates at her school today (forgot my camera, so no pictures:-). Also, with all the missionary kids, we celebrated by having our 2nd annual Missionary Kid Talent Show. It was a blast and it was fun to see all the different talents. Guitar playing, gymnastics, sword fighting and lip-syncing were just a few of the 20 performances we enjoyed. Allen, of course, was our master of ceremonies and did a great job making the kids laugh.

Adeline performed the Peruvian "wayno" mountain dance with her father:

Mary Allen, won the "Most Promising Career" as she sang a High School Musical song. . .

Abigail played the Harmonica, shaker and kazoo. . .

Last act. . .Happy Birthday Abigail!

The whole gang. . .
and our "celebrity judges". . .

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