Saturday, September 02, 2006

We made it!


Well I am happy to announce that after all the planning and praying and packing we have finally made it to our destination, Pichilemu, Chile. Our trip here was…long, almost 30 hours of transit! We left Wednesday morning and didn’t arrive at the YWAM base until Thursday afternoon. Trying to sleep in chairs is not fun.

Pichilemu is a very beautiful town. We live a short walk away from the ocean and the scenery here is breathtaking. Before you get jealous I should tell you that it is quite cold here. The houses have the insulating power of cardboard and so I am shivering as I write. A staff member from Vancouver told me that he went surfing and saw a penguin swim by him, no kidding!


There are people here from all over including Ecuador, Uruguay, Germany, Columbia, Peru, USA, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, England, and El Salvador. If you look at the list you can guess that most of the people here speak Spanish and so we are already learning a lot very quickly.

Please pray that God will give us clarity regarding our role here. In three weeks there is a DTS (Discipleship Training School) that will be going on a two month outreach to Southern Chile for two months. There is only one staff member that is able to go and about 15 students and so some people mentioned that perhaps we could go with them to help the team. There is also a new DTS that is beginning next week and so we may be able to staff with them. There is a lot of projects and construction on the base that could use help as well. As you can see we need some guidance and direction! We know that God will lead us where he wants us to go.


It is exciting (and scary!) to trust God with so much but we have experienced his faithfulness and provision so much in our lives. This is an exciting step in our lives and we are happy to share it with you and hopefully we can encourage you with our stories and you can encourage us as well. As much as we love it here, It is always hard to be away from home and familiar things and so we would love to hear from you.

Thanks everyone for your support and prayers, they are much appreciated!! Ciao!







7 comments:

  1. I am so happy! I was worried because we had not heard from you guys! PRAISE THE LORD---we are praying!

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  2. A&S, yr blog is SO impressive! Yr pic's a treasure - showing off our Father's creation and HIS people's! Yr style of sharing makes me feel like I am right there in the midst of your days!

    May the days of your journey in the midst of the adventures continue to unfold His GREAT purpose and plan for both of you!

    God Bless - love, bp

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  3. Hey! I'm so happy to hear that you made it safely and everything. It looks beautiful there, and although it may be cold, warmer days always come.
    Praying that God will continue to show you what the next steps are. Miss you guys already!

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  4. HEY U GUYS! WELL JUST STOPPIN BY TO SAY THAT IM REALLY HAPPY FOR U GUYS! THANKS TO GOD THAT U GUYS MADE IT THERE SAFELY! WELL TAKE CARES AND ILL BE WAITING ANXIOUSLY FOR URE GUYS RETURN! LOVE YA GUYS LOTS! LOVE ALWAYS
    ~IRIS~

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  5. AUDREY AND THE DREAM TEAMSeptember 05, 2006 7:24 PM

    BIG SHOUT OUTS FROM SO CALI!!!!WOO-WOO.....WELL THE PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND WE ARE PRAYING FOR U 2 EVERY NIGHT.....KAYLEE AKA PARIS HILTON SAYS THAT SHE MISSES UNCLE MONKEY AARON AND AUNT 2ND PRINCESS SARAH...HAHA SHE IS GETTIN SMART.......SHE IS THE 1ST PRINCESS SHE SAYS.....OKAY WELL KEEP THE PICTURES COMING LOVE YA GUYS......

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  6. dear saRAH AND UNCLE
    THANK YOU FOR SENDING THE LETTER.
    WE ENJOYED IT. I MISS YOU GUYS. I AM
    PRAYING FOR YOU

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  7. SERGIO LUVIE MENDEZSeptember 05, 2006 7:59 PM

    HI, UNCLE AND SARAH
    HOW IS CHILI? I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS.TOMOROW I AM GOING TO EMAIL YOU.UNCLE AND SARAH I LOVE YOU. I GOT AN A+ IN SPELING TODAY. I GOT GO TO BED LOVE YOU. ........BIG LUVIE AKA SERGIO II

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