Arrived safely in Lima, Perú, with Jay Alanis (LSPS), Peggy, Jim Y and Dan K (from Spirit of Joy, The Woodlands). The economy appears to be strengthening here.

As you may recall at synod assembly, Armando, President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Perú, and his wife were expecting. News has just reached us that they lost the baby. Please keep Armando and his family in your prayers as they grieve.

Church leaders arrive tomorrow morning at 10. Tomorrow afternoon and Friday we’re collaborating on a training of their Sembrando (a children’s ministry) key leaders.

The rest of the group arrives Friday – folks from several Gulf Coast congregations. Pray that everyone stays well and grows through the interaction.