Don Hodde, member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bellaire, and the Synod Council, is along on this trip. He writes:

Greetings all! We completed our first day in Peru! And what a day it was! Long, but rewarding, and for me, very humbling. The range of conditions in this city of Lima is like none I have ever seen. A vibrant, modern city in many respects, but depressingly poor in many others. The churches we partner with are located in some of the poorest parts of the city. But I have never been around happier children. None of the kids we were with complained, no arguing over toys, just happy faces, eager to play with you, to share a kiss and a hug, and that comes from simple joy in their hearts. God truly resides in the hearts of these people and those that serve here. Yesterday the group split into three teams to visit three churches. Today we stay together to worship at two churches. This morning we head to Belen, and then this afternoon to Vida Nueva, the church we sponsor as a congregation. Looking forward to a wonderful day! Take a look at the pictures, more to come, and Elizabeth will be blogging away . Don
Don Hodde 8:43am Jul 24

Greetings all! We completed our first day in Peru! And what a day it was! Long, but rewarding, and for me, very humbling. The range of conditions in this city of Lima is like none I have ever seen. A vibrant, modern city in many respects, but depressingly poor in many others. The churches we partner with are located in some of the poorest parts of the city. But I have never been around happier children. None of the kids we were with complained, no arguing over toys, just happy faces, eager to play with you, to share a kiss and a hug, and that comes from simple joy in their hearts. God truly resides in the hearts of these people and those that serve here.
Yesterday the group split into three teams to visit three churches. Today we stay together to worship at two churches. This morning we head to Belen, and then this afternoon to Vida Nueva, the church we sponsor as a congregation.
Looking forward to a wonderful day! Take a look at the pictures, more to come, and Elizabeth will be blogging away .
Don
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