Sunday, June 7, 2009

School's Out!

Paco and Ursula, our Peruvian parents
Me with Chadwick and my Spanish teacher Roy

My spanish teacher Carlos

Exciting times here in Arequipa Peru. Chadwick and I both completed our time in language school and got our "diplomas" Friday. We bid our family farewell and began our stay with Scott and Teri Englund. We are also enjoying being stand-in "uncles" of sorts for the Englund girls, Kayle (age 9) and Ema (age 5). They are never short on energy and they are filled with mischief. The last few days have been a welcome celebration of American food. On Friday night Mike and Sydney Drinkwater invited us over for a midwinters bbq, and then today we got the chance to enjoy some amazing burritos. Saturday we went to the same mission outside Arequipa and got to have English Day with the kids. We had a fantastic rendition of "head, shoulders, knees and toes" and the kids seemed to really enjoy it. Thanks for praying for Chadwick, he is doing a lot better and his appetite has returned with a vengence.
This week we will be meeting with pastors from all over Peru. The pastors are coming to Arequipa for a leadership conference to give all the pastors a detailed plan for what will be happening in thier districts over the next several years. Later in the week we will start making videos in the areas surrounding Arequipa so we can get some practice while we are still near our tech people.
Thanks for your continued prayer and support,
Ryan and Chadwick


  1. Hey Guys -

    Just for the record, I don't think that "burritos" are American food! :-)

    Glad to hear that you are doing well! We continue to cover you and your work with prayer.

    Love, Joel

  2. Hey Guys -

    Just for the record, I totally think burritos are American food!

    We're praying for you too, and love reading your blog updates. Please say hi to Mike and Sydney for us!


  3. Are you guys celebrating No Shave June???