Yes, it is truly a wet summer here! After several years of not much rain at all, this year it is really making up for it! We have had like 8 days of rain rain and more rain, day and night! Here when there isn't sun, it gets cold. So, guess the ducks are happy! And we at least should have enough water for the city's needs this year!

So we are thankful! And thankful for all the Lord is doing here. Bob is going down to the agricultural area of Pedregal every Wednesday evening for Bible study with the church there. It is about 2 hours drive from Arequipa and really growing in population. Teodoro Huayta, one of our workers, lives there. He had been witnessing to a good dentist there who worked on his teeth. The dentist, Marcos, is truly interested and desires to follow the Lord. Bob has had several visits with him. He comes to Arequipa for weekends, and has come to church here several times. Please help us pray he and his wife will come to know the Lord. Bob also goes every other week from Pedregal to the town of Aplao in the Majes Valley. We have a small group of believers there and it is growing. Bob has a Bible study with them every other Thursday evening. So besides teaching and discipling here, Bob is able to get out to the towns some too, which is an encouragement all around. He has gotten the ex ambulance pretty well fixed so he can use it for most of these trips. Last week I went with him, to Pedregal, Aplao, and then Camaná on the coast. We visited some believers there and we got a few hours at the beach. It's nicer down there than here in wet Arequipa! A nice treat for our 45th wedding anniversary!


Hi, dear family and friends!

Well, welcome 2011! And we trust you will have a fruitful and good year, all of 2011. We had a good watchnight service here Dec. 31, lasted till way past midnight but we are seeing the Lord work in lives. There are a few families here with us that are really growing in their faith and helping in the church. These are our future leaders. Bob's weekly meeting with them, Bible study, prayer, and discussion of church needs has really helped prepare them. This will continue, D.V. each Monday afternoon that Bob is here. Thanks for praying for this need, of godly, prepared leadership here.


Hi dear friends and family!

Yes, it is December already! Hard to believe the year has gone so fast! I still haven't caught up with it. Supposedly we are in late spring here, but we have had some really cool weather, with winds. Still, the temps are somewhat warmer.

Bob had a good trip this last month to the Majes Valley. He bought an "interim" car. That is, he decided to sell it again before it was actually transferred to his name. So it is for sale, and I surely pray we won't lose on it. Bob has found another vehicle that he would like, so we are just waiting for this "interim" one to sell! Thanks for all you who are praying with us about this!

Bob has several weekly Bible studies, preparing leaders for the church and discipling new believers and some of our young guys. We trust God will continue to produce fruit in their lives.


Hi dear friends,

Well, it is November already! We are thankful always, for the Lord and all He is, and has done for us, but November is a special time to remember His love with great gratitude. We thank Him for you, too!

Mid October we went to a couple jungle cities here in Perú, Tarapoto and Yurimaguas. It was for ministry, but it was also a good time for us to get a change in weather and pace for just 4 days. We thank the Lord for this blessing, and for the opportunity to meet and appreciate the work of other missionary friends. Later in the month, Bob sold his van. Alvaro helped us with that sale and we are thankful it is done. Now Bob is looking for another vehicle that will be adequate for God's work here. Please do pray with us for this. Thanks! For now, we are riding buses and taking taxis, and walking, etc. This is fine and somewhat healthy I guess, but Bob does need a vehicle to take Bibles and other literature to the folks and also for traveling, and for visiting places around the city here.


Hi y'all!

Months are flying by. This is the month I most miss the States, with all the fall colors. Hope most of you can enjoy it! Bob had two good, profitable trips in September, both to high places. He went to Espinar for just a couple days, and then went to Culipampa, a very high, far away place. They had special meetings there for 2 days and several believers from Cotahuasi also went, so it was a real encouragement for the believers from Culipampa. Quechua is predominant there so a couple of our national workers who preach in Quechua went. However, on the way back, in a very high and isolated place, the van decided to stop. It has had some fainting spells like this before, but this was difficult as there was no help right there. So the brothers who were traveling with Bob were able to get a truck down to where they could get their own transportation back to Arequipa, and one brother who had worked in the Arcata mine was able to get help from the mine which was only about an hour away. (Cell phones helped this time, even though we don't have one, the brothers did.) So Bob prayed for the car and - yes - the Lord "healed" it. It made it down to Caylloma, then Chivay, where Bob planned to get it worked on, but it did make it all the way home then. It seems on a previous trip to Puno, someone from the garage where Bob kept the van changed the battery on it. That was not nice. But still, it had been fixed after that. Also Bob had it overhauled recently and that was expensive.

Above: Brothers of the church of Culipampa.


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