Saturday, August 29, 2009
Right now I'm sitting in the Lima, Peru airport waiting to fly to Arequipa. It's been a long day! We flew out from LA yesterday at 1:50pm. We had an 8 hour flight from LA to Lima and are about to leave for Arequipa at 4:30 am.
The past few days have been interesting. Here are a few things that I've been up to. On the 27th we had a Wednesday night youth service at the Nazarene church in LA. I led worship for my first time at this 7 pm service. Also, on the 28th, as an ending note in LA we got a chance to go to Huntington Beach for a few hours. We were able to go swimming and play volleyball with some strangers there. It has been an interesting trip so far and I feel very close to my team, even though I've only known them for about five days now.
Please pray for continual unity and bonding amongst our 40/40 team members.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Today was a good day! We had class from 9am-12pm then broke for lunch. We then resumed class at about 1:15pm-4pm. Today we focused on communication, travel tips, spiritual gifts, and various other topics. After class we all hung out, played cards, and talked. Then at 6pm we had dinner. My highlight of the day was our devotion at 8pm where Pastor Kevin spent time sharing about his life and also speaking from Genesis 12. After this we spent time praying and sharing together. This really got me excited about the time I will spend with the other 40/40 missionaries. I'm really looking forward to having great fellowship with the other missionaries to Peru.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I flew into LA, California yesterday. I'm here for four days at a Cross-Cultural Orientation with the other 40/40 missionaries. It is a basically a crash course for us before we leave for Peru (a few things we should and shouldn't do while we are there). Last night all I did was situate my items and introduce myself to the others that are here. Today, we had class from 10am-12pm. Then we broke for lunch and resumed class from 1pm-5pm. We talked a lot about life in a different culture. We have three more days here until we will ship out to Peru. God is good!