Welcome to 2014!
As many of you experience record low temperatures, we are enjoying sunny summer days in Peru. With the start to a new year, we’ve put together a photo review of the last few months in 2013. So click on the video above to see a three minute slideshow.
Our biggest news is that this April 2014 we will be traveling back to the States for our one-year furlough. My dad is graciously letting us live next door to him in his rent house in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Not only are our girls super excited about living next door to Dadeo (their granddad), but they are also looking forward to living in front of Lake Hamilton. I can’t wait to teach my girls how to water ski and go camping in the Ozark Mountains.
We plan on visiting each of our 30 supporting churches as well as seeing our 30 supporting individuals. If any of you travel close to Hot Springs this year, please let us know. We will be only one hour from Little Rock, AR.
- Please pray that we would finish our second term well. Allen is stepping back from many ministries he has been leading. Pray that the Peruvian leadership will step up and do an even better job at Iglesia Cristo Rey, the missional cell groups, and the Apprenticeship Program.
- Also pray for our girls as they get ready for their entrance exam for Lakeside School in Hot Springs. Several months ago, we pulled our girls out of their Peruvian private school to focus on studying in English. Although they were doing well studying in Spanish, they needed to catch-up in order to get into their appropriate grades in the U.S.
Support the Smiths
Life as a missionary is constant fund raising. God always provide for our needs, but it is my responsibility to let you know our need. We are presently behind budget $18,000. One of the reasons why we need to come back to the States, is to raise money.
If you would like to ease my burden of traveling from coast to coast to raise funds, you can can help! Here are two ways you can give:
- You can give online by going here:
- You can send a check to the following address, with a memo note saying “Smith Family Support”:
Christian Missionary Society
P.O. Box 14563
Greenville, SC, 29610-4563