Okay, I forgot to mention that right after Isaac went to work this morning, la Senora Doris me llamo!!!!
Yes! Mrs. Doris from Cusco called my cell phone. She called my in-laws this morning (I guess?) and got my number from them. It was like someone pinched my heart! She has called me 3 times since we’ve been home telling me how much she misses me & asking me to pray to Jehovah to help her. I asked her about how her study is going & although it’s not regular as before she is still in contact with the sister that I asked to visit her.
I can’t wait until we go back to Cusco to visit next Spring, to see all the friends & students that we left behind!! 🙂
Una llamada January 19, 2011
I just wanted to tell you all how much joy this blog brought me! When we were in Cusco it kept me sane… mostly knowing that it was being read & reading your comments that reassured me that we were missed & the encouragement to keep moving forward in our assignment. I looked forward to blogging every day… although towards the end of our stay in Cusco I barely blogged (due to sickness & a few other factors) but I really enjoyed doing it. It made the whole experience become even more special relating what our day-to-day life was like & the experiences we had in the ministry.
So WordPress came up with this stat review below & I wanted to share it with you all….
THANK YOU so much for being a part of this blog & for the interchange of encouragement that we received from you all!!!
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 43 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 161 posts. There were 89 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 198mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was March 30th with 75 views. The most popular post that day was About.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
About September 2008
Día Especial de Asamblea February 2010
What’s New May 2009
Meet DIEGO 🙂 July 2010
Busy In the field! 🙂 May 2010
Saludos January 10, 2011
Bueno, ya se que eso es demasiado tarde… mil disculpas!!! He empezado varias veces escibir lo nuevo de aqui pero nunca lo termino. Por lo menos eso seria un update.
Isaac ya esta trabajando gracias a Jehova pudo encontrar un trabajo facilmente y lo costo un dia nada mas en encontrarlo. Si todo sale bien, nos mudamos este Viernes a un apartamento que queda como una media hora al norte pero seguiremos en la misma congregacion. Isaac va ahorrar muchas horas de la semana porque le toca manejar 100 milas por dia.
Vamos a tener un NINO! Va a nacer en Mayo y felizmente todo esta bien con el embarazo.
Estamos continuando con el precursorado hasta que Jehova nos permite y tambien nuestras circunstancias. Eso realmente nos da mucha tranquilidad y satisfaccion… aunque nos estamos en Cusco por lo menos nos sentimos que estamos dando a Jehova lo maximo y eso es la meta, no? No podemos imaginar dejarlo. Espero tener un nino tranquilo que va con el ritmo. 🙂 poco a poco me gustaria entrenarlo con la ayuda de Jehova, mi esposo y la congregacion.
Siempre pensamos en nuestros queridos amigos en Cusco, los de alla, los que apoyan de otras parte del pais y los extranjeros. 🙂 Fue realmente la mejor epoca de nuestra vida y la mejor cosa que pudimos hacer con nuestros recursos y tiempo. Nunca olvidaremos nuestro tiempo alla y todo lo que Jehova nos enseno.
Bueno… los dejo ahora. Supuestamente manana es mi dia largo en la predicacion pero el clima esta mal entonces no lo se. Tenemos nieve y no se como estaran las calles??? Espero que puedo salir.
Con mucho carino y amor,
jenny y isaac
A month with friends! October 31, 2010
Eric pioneered this month with Isaac. So they had lots of great service experiences and he got a taste of our difficult territory with its ferocious (NOT exaggerating) dogs & stairs. Keren and I stayed busy going on Bible studies, doing jewelry, domestic duties amidst the steadily increasing rain always dashing to bring in wet clothes from the line (ring a bell Vanessa?), making trips to La Bondiet, shopping and just visiting and catching up since we haven’t seen each other for over a year. 🙂 It was the best!! We couldn’t have spent our last month in Cusco any better way.
Of course we couldn’t miss out on Machu Picchu! For our fourth time… it was incredible! We had a great trip; stayed in Aguas Calientes for two nights; toured the Sacred Valley and stopped off at this neat arts market in Pisac. Eric and Isaac hiked up Wayna Picchu and snapped some amazing photos of Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains. It really is quite breathtaking…just being there… so serene. One can’t help but be reminded of God’s AMAZING creative powers. Keren and I had a lovely time touring the ruins while the guys hiked. To add to the tornado & gas explosion… we quietly sat and watched a group of llamas graze the grounds at Machu Picchu.
We were also able to spend some time getting to know out new Italian friends. Cusco just isn’t the same without some Italians running around! They invited us over for some ‘authentic’ Italian food… as real as it gets in Cusco due to lack of good pasta & cheese among other things. We had them over a couple of times too. Once they brought Nutella so I made a batch of crepes (first time in over a yr). We had finger foods another night & played some good-ole Pictionary.
So that was our month in pocas palabras! I love you Keren! We love you guys! Thank you so much for coming all the way to Peru to see us! It was a blessing.
Buffet & Show October 27, 2010
They had a variety of typical dances all with some special sort of background of course. For one dance, the dancers wore these scary jungle creature costumes w/terribly ugly plastic
masks. Afterward they would go and scare everyone… one cat-type masked dancer particularly liked Keren! lol
A local peruvian band also played instrumental interpretations of various music including Mozart and Beethoven. The music was very relaxing and unique. We all enjoyed ourselves very much! The food was pretty good too! Good salad bar… free piscos…
Long overdue update October 17, 2010
Yes I realize it’s been over two months since my last real post and I am terribly sorry!! We have had so much going on. Besides life here in Cusco we took a trip to Lima, my pops came to visit us in September and now we have Keren & Eric, our friends from home, visiting for a month!
For those of you who don’t know yet we are coming back to the States! Yay! We have a little surprise on its way… We’re going to have a baby in May! Yep! I know it was totally unexpected but very much welcome! We see it as a blessing from Jehovah. 🙂 We already have our tickets bought and if all goes to plan we’ll be home on November 15th! Just a month from tomorrow. We are very excited about all the changes ahead. A little sad at the same time because we’re leaving so many behind that mean so much to us. Also, we would have liked to see our Bible students to baptism but they will be left in good hands to the friends here. 🙂
So until that time I will be trying to blog more frequently about our last month here. Again I am sorry I’ve neglected this journal of mine for so long & its faithful followers! I have just been distracted or it may have been better attributed to laziness.
We love you and cannot wait to see you all!