Saturday, August 2, 2014

Day 4 - Carabayllo Peru MOPS meeting

My favorite photo from today. All 51 Carabayllo Peru MOPS moms smiling at the end of the MOPS meeting. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 3 Friday - sit upon craft

Day 2 Thursday - a day to get organized

Very little sleep but breakfast was yummy. 

After breakfast I went to the desk to ask a question and Carmen (my translator) was standing behind me. I screamed and hugged her. She stopped by to invite me to dinner. So excited to have Peruvian food with her. 

She told me last week while they were working in Carabayllo the moms brought their frogs and asked "where is Mary Kay?" Wow! They missed me. I will get to hug them tomorrow. 

Then I bought water across the street. I'm so proud of myself. I went there and got back with out help. Making a purchase in Spanish is rewarding. 

Lisa and I went for a walk down to the Mall on the water. We look over and see 2 of our friends. So we became 4 women walking around the mall. I bought my first Inca Cola Zero. Tastes like cream soda but it's yellow. Walking back to the hotel we saw cute shops including a book store. 

A short nap then organizing all the supplies for VBS and the medical teams supplies at 3pm. 

Another nap before dinner. 

I realized I missed lunch and was getting dizzy. Headed to dinner with Carmen and Rosemary we went to Barronco and ate at Tio Mario. 

My favorite Peruvian dish Anticuchos which is cow heart on a stick. Supper yummy. 

Then to drink we had Chicha Morada a sweet drink made from Purple corn. For dessert Picarones made from Trigo like quinoa or rice, Sweet potatoe
Flour, Yuca, Pumpkin
Served with honey syrup
Honey and fig leaf and clove heated together. Amazing!

We walked around while Rosemary told stories of the area about a famous bridge and a cable car that would give you a ride down to the water. And the famous buildings. She was laughing and smiling while telling many stories. 

Riding home in a taxi is always an experience. The Mist in the air was enough that the driver had to turn on the windshield wipers. I'm glad I had a jacket on. It is winter here. 

Back in my room I Shared my evening with Lisa she shared hers too. Then she said she sees that the churches future lies in my hands. The younger generation is making a difference. It was nice to hear and be reminded that I was making a difference. 

Thank you Lord for this amazing day and for everything you have planned for this week. Help me to rest well and wake up ready to do your work in Carabayllo. Amen. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Funny but not so funny story.

We are still in the airport waiting to leave for Peru. The airplane needs a part that holds the luggage in place. So now we are off the plane waiting for a new plane. Left for the airport at 12:12 pm and it is 7:12 pm. Prayers we board soon. 

The rest of the story…

Our plane left the ground in Houston at 8:49 PM and we landed at 2:52 AM. 

My favorite part of arriving in Peru week 2 is that we get to wave at our friends leaving to go home on the same plane we just got off of. Here they are waving at me. 

After getting our luggage and going through security to leave the airport we gather together. 

Next we load a bus 

and head to the hotel. Checked in at 4:35am. 

We unpacked and got settled in our room. 

3 extra frogs came too. 6 total. 

breakfast is at 6am. 

Day 1 - Travel Day to Peru 2014

Good Morning!

Lord thank you in advance for this amazing trip to Peru. Use me to do Your work. Let Your light shine everywhere I go. In Jesus name. Amen. 

Big Hugs from Delwin. 

While getting ready this morning I noticed the RX I will take in Peru was only 1/2 filled. #1 on my todo list is to get the rest before I leave. Check I got them. 

Now to teach Body Recall. This will help my muscles to be happy while on the 6 hour flight. 

My wonderful sister needed her hair braided. She kissed the frogs and hugged me good bye. 

Home now to change into travel clothes and last min packing. 

Our ride to the airport. Thanks to Lisa's son Kevin he got us to IAH quickly.

Ester came with me to check in at the gate. Passport checked. 

Panda Express lunch while waiting to board. 

In line to board next Peru. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

18 hours until I leave

It has been a year. I am excited to return and visit my friends and my frogs. I have been preparing by working extra hours and spending time with my family. Maybe one year my family will join me. Today was my last day at work and many people stopped by to say good bye. My smile just kept getting bigger with each vistor. I am so blessed to have so many friends! Thanks again everyone for your hugs, smiles, prayers, and for following my blog. I know amazing things will continue to happen. Remember when you see a frog to.... Fully Rely On I do!