Autumn in Peru

Well, we’re in the midst of Autumn at the moment. Sure doesn’t feel that way. It’s still just as hot, although the nights seem to be cooler than they were in early March. We may just be adapting, though. šŸ™‚ We’ve been encouraged to enjoy the next month or so because once winter hits, we will not see much of the sun until sometime in November when winter is finally over.

This week has been quite busy, but really enjoyable. The new school year of IBYM began this week. They kicked it off with a Bible conference in the mornings and soccer and volleyball tournaments in the afternoons. I have been exempt from volleyball since I have been continuing to facilitate testing for my two high school boys to figure out which level they will be in in this new curriculum. Brian was asked to play soccer, but he turned them down for now because the competitions are so incredibly competitive, he knew he wouldn’t be able to keep up.

The Bible conference has been in English, translated to Spanish, since it’s been conducted by one of our BCM Reps from PA. They were really good sessions and we’re glad we got to sit in on them. Our evenings were basically free and we enjoyed catching up with phonecalls back in the States.

I have been working diligently to get the school system ready to go. It’s quite the process and we’re not sure when classes will actually begin, although I’m hoping for soon (like within the next two weeks at the most). I have met a couple of times with my helpers and my advisors, but there’s still quite a bit of work left to do. Brian begins next week on maintenance work (meeting with his team) and also on our house. They will finalize our plans that he drew up and begin ordering supplies. Hopefully the concrete will be laid in two weeks! We’re very excited to have our own place. šŸ™‚

Our health is still holding strong, although I’ve been struggling this week with some pretty bad allergies. There’s just so much dust and smoke from local brush fires (set on purpose – to get rid of brush and trash) that I just feel horrible today. Not much I can do about it for now, but wow, it sure is miserable! Brian has been having some stomach problems, but so far, everything has been manageable and we’re quite content with our health situation these days. šŸ™‚

We do have a new newsletter out; if Brian is able to upload it to here, he will, but our internet is hard to work with, so he may not be able to. If you’d like to receive it and didn’t get it via email, let us know.

Thanks for your prayers! We go on Monday to get our carnets – our Peruvian I.D.’s – which means we can finally begin looking into health insurance (for the first time since before we were married!).

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