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September 2, 2016

Say hello to Josue and Deysi! They are our two 2nd graders! They are such fun to work with!

Josue is 7 and is actually repeating 2nd grade this year. He is the second of 5 kids in his family, 4 of which all attend Refugio. He has an older brother in 6th grade, a younger...

August 18, 2016

Last Wed, August 10, was my 6 month anniversary of being in Peru…It simultaneously seems much longer and much shorter!

It seems much longer because I feel like I haven’t seen my family in FOREVER! Also because sooo much has happened in these last 6 months! Arriving to P...

June 11, 2016

The past month has been awesome and busy!! I have continued to teach in the school and have quickly fallen in love with every single one of the Deaf Kids here! I am taking pictures of them all and will introduce ya'll to them little by little. They are all so individua...

May 9, 2016

Hello!!!! Sorry for the delay in posting a blog…its been rather busy here! I’m currently in the middle of trying to write an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in Spanish that needs to be done by the end of the school day Tuesday. Unfortunately, I can’t actually write the...

April 20, 2016

Hey everyone! So I’ve been living here in Pucallpa for 27 days thus far and its AWESOME!!! I want to stay forever…. :-)


So my last blog talked about my first day of school….so much has happened since then! That week I discovered while working with them that 2 of the st...

April 5, 2016

Yesterday was my tenth day of living in Pucallpa and I finally unpacked my last box! Not that everything is actually put away in an organized fashion, but all the boxes are empty! And that isn’t even the beginning of what happened yesterday…

I began teaching in the scho...

March 30, 2016

I finally made it to Pucallpa!!!! The strike was suspended at midnight Saturday, March 19. Then the leaders met with Government Representatives on Monday, March 21 and they came to some resolutions and didn’t restart the strike! I had already delayed my flight till Fri...

February 29, 2016

So in the almost 3 weeks I have been here in Lima, I have been reminded of a few things, learned a few things, and just enjoyed many things.....I thought ya'll could enjoy some of these as well......



- Toilet Paper does NOT go in the toilet....that's why ther...

February 18, 2016

One week down...Woop Woop! So what has this week entailed.....


From my last blog ya'll know that my first day here was busy. And my 2nd and 3rd day was a bit of waiting and catching up on stuff. So that leaves us on Sunday....


Sunday I went to an English Speaking churc...

February 10, 2016

 Its Happening.....is it real? Is this a dream?


I'm sitting in the airport in Panama waiting for my transfer flight and contemplating soo much! The heat wave that hit us as everyone exited the aircraft here made it very clear that I am indeed no longer in Northern Vir...

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I am a child of the Most High God who has been called to the foreign mission field working with the deaf community in Peru and seeking to glorify and praise my wonderful Lord wherever He calls me to go.


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