A belated Happy Easter!
As I look back at the last few months I can’t believe how quickly the months have gone by.
At the end of January Latin Link had its international assembly, which happens every four years. This year it was held in Guatemala. It was a good, but full on week. For me, meeting new people, hearing new ideas, receiving training for my role and having fellowship with people from many different countries were the main highlights.
I was fortunate to be able to take a few days holiday before the assembly with two other girls from Latin Link Peru. It was great fun to be able to visit and travel in another culture and country.
We arrived back in Peru and a few days later we had our national conference. This was a good time to be together as a Latin Link Peru team. We welcomed 3 new striders and a new long-term couple, who after the conference I helped orientate and prepare for their time in Peru with Latin Link.
Photos: The Latin Link Peru Team and with wonderful ladies who I met at the International Assembly
A step team are coming out to Peru at the end of July and I am in the middle of planning their time in Peru. In addition, some new striders plan to come here within the next few months. It is inspiring to think about what their time in Peru will mean for them and for those they come to live and work among. Please pray for the preparations which include such things as, organising of dates, language school and arranging host families.
Over the last month I have been to visit striders in Trujillo, Huaraz, Lima and Huaycan. It was great to meet up with each of them, to hear what they have been learning and experiencing, and to see and give thanks for the way God has been working in and through them.
I was also able to spend time with our longer term missionaries while visiting these cities. It was lovely to get to know them better and hear their stories.
Every time I travel I am struck by God’s beautiful creation, shown in different ways in the different cities and countryside. The variety within Peru always has me in amazement.
Photos: Huaycan, Trujillo and Huaraz
At the end of March, the president of Peru resigned. You can read more here. Please do be praying for Peru in all its political uncertainty.
I am currently back in Arequipa enjoying catching up with friends, being able to attend events at church and being in my flat. Ruth and I have a new flatmate, Lisbet, who will be with us until at least June. As well as being a lovely person, it is good for my Spanish and good for her English living together!
Thank you for your continued interest, prayers, and all your support.
After some language training to improve my Spanish I will be taking up the role of Short Term Coordiantor (STC) for Peru. The STC coordinates the Latin Link Step (teams) and Stride (people) programmes, placing them in projects lasting from a few weeks to two years. Based in Arequipa, I will be getting involved in a local church and my local community.