Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ok,, this might look fun but dont be fooled, it was one of the worst nights of my life!! 111 miles of Amazon baby!!! we did this raft race on the Amazon river back in Sep. it was 4 days long, on the fist day we built the raft and the next three were on the river. we slept in these tents way to small for 8 people and leaked water on us all night.  apart from this night it was a great time so i definitely suggest it...  next year... whose up for the challenge???
WWOOO WOW!!!  I KNOW it has been 7 months since my last blog post and i am sorry but now i have found free internet...   

  i have survived the missionary boot-camp in Iquitos and now am working here in Iberia Peru. 
it is a small town about 5000 people in it.  we and planting a church here and we already have about 5 people coming to the services...  it has a blog  should check it out..

Monday, May 18, 2009

MT. Chachani

i am glad i climbed it but i am still trying to decide if it was fun or not?   
i thought it would be a good idea to climb one of the volcanos before i go to the jungle... the peek i am sitting on is 6060 meters!!! i dont know how many feet that is but its a lot!!!  

Sunday, April 26, 2009

it  doesn't look like much, but its my favorite church 

the little church plant

this is where i have been spending my Saturdays. we have a service for kids and play games and have a meal. the little room of to the left side is the kitchen. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

before i leave here i am going to climb that volcano!!!! 

i have two months left here, and then its off to Iquintos not Pucalpa for job training. (we change things a lot here.) the language stuff is going well, i feel better about it everyday. next week i am going to give my testimony to my church in Spanish (scary) i will let you all know how it goes!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Well, its official, I have been here for one month.  I am really liking it here in Arequipa. The language is going as well as expected and in two months we are off to Pucallpa.

 We have a lot of fun here, the other day we had a guys night out and went to the go-kart races. It was a lot of fun! They don’t exactly have rules here. You can go as fast as you want and smash into who ever you want (nobody cares) but!!!!! You do have to watch your loose clothing! I got the tail of my jacket caught in the drive chain and it tried to suck me in! the funny part was my car didn’t stop or even slow down. So, I kept going and got 2nd place.. my Peruvian friend had to come pull me out of the go-kart my jacket was pulled in so tight I couldn’t even get it off!! But, I lived to tell the tale.  After that we all piled into the Duran’s Volkswagen bug. Seven guys in a bug. It was a good time.

  On Tuesday a bunch of us went to Lima to start our residency process. We left at 5:55am and got back at about 6:30pm. It was a long day of filling out paper work but we did get to eat at Chili’s. its good to eat a good burger at least once a month.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

March blog post

HEY...  i am finally settled down in Peru with my new family. things are going well here, i have been in the school for one week now and am able to understand sooooo much more but still struggle with speaking..  
 i live with Jesus (literally) he is the father at the house where i live. He plays on a local football team and last saturday we went to the beach to watch him play in a tournament. His team won 2nd place and there was a big fiesta afterwords. we stayed up too late and missed the last bus back to Arequipa about a 2 two hour bus ride so we slept on the beach. it was quite an adventure!!! 
  we have a wonderful team on people that God has put down here. we all come from different places in life but here we are in Peru working toward a common goal (to show Gods grace and hope to all people we encounter) i am so excited to be apart of this project...   

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Extreme Peru


in just ten days i am off to start my training to be a 40/40 missionary with Extreme nazarene and the first stop is language school. all the training is in Peru and they have me living with a Peruvian family while i am learning Spanish. i dont think they speak much English so this will be an adventure. lots of point and grunt. at least for the first little while. after three months of that, its off to job training. Bible classes and missionary stuff.  i cant wait!!!  all this would not be possible without all my wonderful supporters and prayer partners! you guys are the best! i feel so blessed to be apart of God's plan in Peru

Friday, February 13, 2009

only a few days left in Idaho

Its down to just a few days until I leave to Peru.  And I can’t tell you how excited I am!!!  I feel like God has been preparing me for this all my life.  All my friends are getting excited!! I just cant wait!! My family has been so supportive, I don’t know what I would do without them.