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Despite it still being the summer holidays, February was a very busy month! We found ourselves being involved in lots of different things, so thought we would write an acrostic to sum up all we did in the month of February!
In the middle of February, we took a week long trip to a city called Ica a few hours south of Lima with the Baptist Seminary of Lima. We spent our time there going into poorer areas on the outskirts of the city and running fun mornings for the kids, where we sang songs, played games and taught them about the wonderful news of the Gospel, focusing on Juan 3:16 (that’s John for all us English speakers!). We also did some street evangelism and tested our drama skills in a drama sketch on the challenges of addiction, after which three people decided to give their lives to Christ! It was a week of highs and lows, including three quarters of the team having to spend time in bed due to illness, to sand boarding on the desert sand dunes. However, overall the trip was an amazing experience and we all returned having learnt so much from the people from the seminary and their willingness to serve God and their love for others.
We started off the month by making lots of Bible verses to decorate the school with, in preparation for the new academic year, which starts this week. I think we can now safely say we are experts at cutting out letters!
We spent the last few days in February repainting the kindergarten section of Bethel School and literally leaving our mark on the school! All credit for Noah the elephant goes to Katie, who is definitely the artist of the team!
Let’s just say that our bodies still aren’t quite used to some Peruvian foods! We would really appreciate prayer to keep us healthy for the rest of our time here.
In February, we also helped at two holiday clubs that Bethel Church ran. It was a very tiring three days but also very fun! Our main role was choreographing and performing all the actions for the songs. We calculated that we sang the holiday club’s theme song twelve times over the course of the three days, so it’s no wonder it took us about a week to get it out of our heads!
Because of how busy February was, we didn’t have any days off until the last week of the month. To compensate, our wonderful supervisors let us take Monday and Tuesday off, and we made the most of them! On Monday, we went to our favourite restaurant ‘Bon Beef’, where we filled our stomachs with burgers, sweet potato fries and brownies and ice-cream. On Tuesday, we decided to be adventurous and booked a surfing lesson! It involved lots of embarrassing face plants, but we laughed a lot while doing it!
Praise God we had such a busy and enjoyable month! We’d also love it if you could pray for our remaining three and a half weeks left in Peru (eek!) and that as school starts again this week, we will have lots of opportunities to serve this month.