|All packed up and ready to go|
We scheduled an overnight visit to the pueblo of Mirador for June 16-17. Our plan was do spend some time ministering to the community of Mirador and also to search for the community of Nuevo Puira.
|And here we go|
We arrived in Mirador as scheduled but due to Peru playing in the World Cup the pueblo was not ready for us. We understood their excitement for the game because the same thing happens in Wisconsin when the Packer's play in the Super Bowl! The animador showed us to a store room where we would be spending the night. They were kind enough to bring a mattress for the children to lay on. It gave them an opportunity to get off of the mud floor where the chickens were scratching. We unpacked the truck and watched the game with our generous hosts. Unfortunately the game ended in a disappointing loss for Peru.
|Hiking for Jesus!|
While they were hiking the little ones and I spent the afternoon teaching the children and youth about Jesus, salvation and His great love for them. It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon with these children. We were also blessed to eat lunch with a young family.
|Top of the mountain ridge view|
|Mid hike break|
|From the top of the mountain we could view three different regions|
Taylor scheduled two return visits with the town. One short day trip in July and an overnight trip in August because by then the mountain pass should be dry enough to drive our truck all the way there. Hopefully after that trip we will be able to schedule a sacrament mass so all of the little children can receive baptism. Our intent is to continue visiting and teaching the people so the young adults and married couples can receive their sacraments as well but their prep is more intense and is over an extended period of time.
Taylor and the kids returned tired, hungry but very happy. I was overjoyed to hear about their hike and of the excitement from the people of Nuevo Piura. I was surprised to learn about the other pueblos who have no church community.
|View in Nuevo Piura|
The next morning we were served bread and milk. The milk was fresh from the cow that morning and the warmed it up to kill any bacteria.
|The group of kids who attended my studies|
When we arrived home we were all exhausted. I think for the first time we were thankful to be back in the heat. We were so thankful that God brought us to His children in Mirador and Nuevo Piura.
|Kerygma study in the street|
|Our new map|
|Our sleeping arrangements|
|Leo found a bug|