Yesterday was our desert day. A desert day is when our family goes off alone to spend time in prayer with the Lord. We take this time to get to know Him better through reading the scriptures as well. Before heading off to our desert day we were given an envelope that read "The Schmidt Family." We were told that this was our mission post assignment. Needless to say we were all really excited. We felt so blessed to be able to share in opening our envelope at the same time that the rest of Intake was opening theirs in General Cepeda, Mexico.
We decided to head into Abbeville to a park to spend our desert day. It was a little windy which left the park completely to us. After settling the kids down we began our prayer. We began by praising the Lord for the mission post we now held in our hand. We asked that He prepare the hearts of those we are going to serve. We asked that He would bless our mission team and to prepare an apostolate for us. We thanked Him for going ahead of us to prepare our home and for the friends we will have. We thanked Him for calling us to missions and for preparing us specifically for this post.
So we all took a big breath and we opened the letter. We first saw a red and white flag. We are headed to Peru. We will be heading to Picota, Peru with the Keihl family. There will also be a Women's and Men's Team in Peru. The women's team of Candice, Dulce Maria, and Joanna will be in Shamboyacu, Peru. The men's team of Russ, Jeremy, Luke, and Noah will be in Tresunidos, Peru. We are so blessed to be sharing this mission post with these missionaries.
Please pray for our family that all of our visas, housing, and language school will be worked out.
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!" Romans 10:13-15