7 Years Ago…

Brian has this cool feature on his Facebook that tells you what happened on this day, however many years ago. This morning, he said, “Seven years ago today was our fire!” And we laughed and laughed… and so I thought I’d share this fun memory with you all!

When we first moved to Peru, we lived in what was the guest house (until our home was built a couple months later). It was this comfortable little apartment that was furnished and looked like this:



Cute, right? We loved it!

We began to notice, though, that when the fridge would run, it would clunk. Then eventually the lights would also dim when the fridge would clunk on. And it got progressively louder, until one evening – thankfully, while we were home! – it clunked on and basically exploded. We were sitting on the couch and when we looked over, there were flames shooting out from behind it!

Being the level-headed person that I am, I panicked. I had no idea what to do. Brian very smoothly yanked the cord out of the wall and moved the items that were flammable away from it. It was out pretty much out as quickly as it started.

Then, he fixed the cord and plugged it back in! Good as new. 🙂

Janelle (who is so much bigger now!) holding the burnt cord. You can see the damage to the wall. 

Okay, so looking back on this, it was definitely more exciting to us while it was happening than it is now retelling it. But still – we had a good laugh remembering it this morning and thought you’d enjoy this story, too!


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Brian & Lisa

We are missionaries with Bible Centered Ministries International, living and serving in NEPA.

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