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Headed to Peru

Well, it’s that time again this year. I’m headed off to Huanaco, Peru, with a team from the church. We’ll be gone for about 2 weeks. (No, I’m not posting about an empty house. Everybody else is at home. Armed to the teeth, if necessary.)

If you would, pray for us. It’s a long haul of flights and there have been some changes where we’re going—so we don’t know exactly what we’re getting into. It will be good, but we’re basically going prepared to do “anything.”

I’m not the world’s biggest fan of flying, so that aspect is always nerve-wracking. The other aspect is that this year, unlike last year, I’m responsible for five other people. Everybody’s an adult, so it’s not a “legal” responsibility. It’s just an ethical one: if something goes wrong, I’m the one who got them into this. Not a major issue. Unless we don’t get Joel to the Avianca counter in Lima quick enough on Tuesday morning and we have to navigate getting him a replacement ticket in Spanish…then it might be interesting.

Meanwhile, I’m hoping to come back exhausted and refreshed. I’ve been wrestling with some questions since May or so, and I think I’ll have the opportunity to process some of it while we do our work in Peru. Upon return, I intend to get back to writing and take on a few other projects that need doing—and from those, draw what I need to my work here at the church better.

It’s a cycle. Hopefully one headed for an upswing.

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