Thank you all again for your willingness to support or to be a part of our mission trip to Peru. Planning continues to go well. I am taking a bit of a breather here during this busy holiday season. I know that many of our students are involved in music and athletics and so I have had fewer meetings out of respect for this busy time. When we return from Christmas break we will need to meet more regularly.
Also, another payment is due by December 10. That is only a few days away. I am booking hostels and train tickets with this money.
Make sure that you have a passport or are in the process of getting one.
When we return from break we will begin practicing music and other talents that will be useful in Peru. When we met last week I told the students that they will get out of the trip what they put into it. One piece of this is preparation. A little bit of work each day and week can greatly impact your life. More importantly, your attitude in Peru will have a large impact on the trip.
Inevitably there are surprises on trips. It might be rain or a broken down vehicle. Please consider on this trip the ways in which you can be a blessing in each situation. In America so much of our life is planned, orderly, and scheduled. One great learning opportunity on missions trips is that most of the world does not run on schedule and people need to rely on God for everything. Finally, while only a portion of the trip will be officially “ministry time” my hope is that everyone seeks to make each interaction a Christian witness.
I have mentioned to the students several fund raising possibilities. Again, I have mentioned this trip in our school wish list for student support. The students seemed comfortable with their individual initiatives for funding so far. If there is a concern, please let me know.
Dios les Bendiga,