By far the most difficult part of coming to Peru was leaving our family and friends behind. Fortunately, over the past four months, God has provided a group of people that have become our family and friends in Peru. With this group we have shared good times, hard times, good meals, and LOTS of laughs. Of course nothing can replace our relationships in the States, but this group comes close. Unfortunately, not everybody made it into this photo. There are people not shown that we have grown close to as well.
Today brought another goodbye not so unlike the one we experienced 4 months ago. The first four 40/40s and their support family left Arequipa to begin their ministry training. In the last 4 months we bonded as we have shared many of the same experiences. We are proud of this group and we will miss the extra life they brought to Arequipa. We will pray for their safety and success in the coming years.