This is our travel blog for the second extended 2016 Missionary trip to Peru by LAMA Ministry. Our main purpose of this trip is to continue to work with the village and their needs but we are also making this trip with a large group from San Diego to teach knitting and crocheting skills to the villagers, with the hope of passing on a marketable skill. We have great expectations from this trip and are excited to be sharing it with many others. Please enjoy this blog as it's written and afterwards.
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2016 August 27 - Although we are still about $1000 away from paying for this as built, and it is less than what they need (another bedroom is still needed), we have pressed forward in faith to get this construction underway and behind us on this current trip! We thank so many of you for your faith offerings and we want you to know that they are being spent specifically on this need.
By this weekend, the walls and ceiling will be done, and hopefully within a few more days we will have all the electrical, water, sewer done as well, so we can pour the floor and hang the windows and doors. Layout of this construction will be that, different than the existing 2 rooms that it is attached to, it will have a solid concrete ceiling for future construction of another bedroom upstairs when funds allow. (Currently the three of them sleep in the bottom of a bunk bed where a 16 year old cousin sleeps in the top bunk. bottom is a double, top is a twin. They need that 2nd bedroom, but having a secured kitchen and bathroom was the greatest need to resolve immediately and we will have that done this month!).
This past week (2016 june 21-24) we had a large USA youth group visit our mission in El Carmen. The group was from a church in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA, USA. They came down via a package missionary trip arranged by Youth With a Mission (YWAM) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are excited that the mission had such a great impact on the church group, that they made a total of 4 visits from where they were staying in Ica, a half hour drive south. We want to assure them that they also made a very large impact, especially with the teenagers, at this mission. We are making efforts to bridge an even stronger relationship with YWAM and their many different locations. We have met face to face with YWAM/San Diego/Baja while we are still up in California, so that we can hopefully have more visits like this.
Thank you Rancho Bernardo, thank you YWAM San Diego/Baja!!
Where: Ica, Peru (El Carmen)
Advanced Planning: Since we now have a permanent mission management family in place, one can plan a visit and stay anytime - just let us know. If you want to stay at the mission (now possilble with two dormitories, sleep up to 20 people) just write or call us and we will work out all the logistics with you. That planning can include a stay in Miraflores (Lima beach area) for your arrival and departure in Peru. Plan your seasons around the southern hemisphere, it's summer for Christmas and winter in June!! The location of the mission and Lima are coastal elevations and definitely 12 month accessable areas, but just so you are aware of the climate seasons.
I've been preparing in different topics that could help us at the LAMA mission to share the Gospel.