Monday, March 29, 2010

Update on Martine

Thankyou to those of you who have joined us in praying for our Danish missionary friends whose 6 year old daughter Martine was terminally ill. We studied at language school in Arequipa with Rolf and Miriam ,during which time she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. We heard yesterday that last night she was taken home to be with Jesus, please pray for comfort for her grief stricken parents Rolf, Miriam, her 2 younger brothers and their extended family and friends.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Georgina's visit

Chicas Lindas!

helping Margareta cut and fold gauze ready for use in the clinic

one of hundreds of stories that Georgina read to Jess and Sam

the obligatory llama photo!

We are so grateful for good friends.We left the UK 19 months ago and the thing we miss most about home is family and friends.
Anjanette's friend Georgina Varney came out to visit while Scott was away for 2 weeks to help look after the children and to keep her company.
They first became friends in 1991 on an overseas mission trip before Anjanette went to University. On that trip Georgina prayed with Anjanette that God would help her to fulfill her calling to be a missionary doctor!
Well what fun we had, Auntie Georgina is a really good sport, she coped with Samuel stroking her face at 6 o'clock in the mornings, she read a mountain of bedtime stories each night and even joined in the macarena and ketchup song dance with the kids.Georgina accompanied Anjanette during her work at the cafe church, fuente clinic,Yucay, the medical campaign in Huacarpay, she took some lessons at Ausangate school and had a spanish lesson from our language teacher too!
When we were finishing bible college almost 2 years ago Georgina helped us pack our freight boxes putting little messages in which we enjoyed discovering as we unpacked them in Peru. Georgina has been teaching children in UK schools and churches about Peru and we are grateful for the money that she raised and brought out to help with the various projects we are involved in.
Everyone should have a wonderful faithful friend like Georgina!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Rev Williamson in his kilt!

Spring flowers

Scotts parents Gordon and Vicky

Jacqueline and Ian

Pastor Scott in his kilt and dog collar!

Here are some photos from Jacqueline and Ian's wedding last week. Scott was privileged to attend and conduct his sister Jacqueline's wedding in Harrogate Yorkshire.

Medical Brigade in Huacarpay

Today Anjanette joined some visiting Canadian doctors who were running a medical brigade in the flooded tented community Huacarpay. We used blue sheets to create private consulting spaces, the community are still suffering from joint pains and injuries sustained 2 months ago when they spent long periods of time in the flood water trying to rescue their belongings and they continue to suffer from stress and anxiety too.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Teaching about the UK

Georgina and Anjanette took 2 classes back to back teaching the Ausungate grade 5 students about the UK. Georgina had them running into the 4 corners of the room for England Wales Ireland and Scotland, we showed them photos of the UK, explained about a typical school day in the UK and dressed up in welsh and scottish clothes! We hope to establish a link between the children and a school where Georgina works in England! Interestingly none of the Peruvian children knew where the UK is on a world map,nor had many of them heard of David Beckham!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Today Cusco is on strike. Schools Universities supermarkets shops and restaurants are closed, transport is reduced, Jess and Sam are happy to have a days holiday! The reason for the strike is a protest against the plan for water from the Cusco region to be diverted to Arequipa, also a protest that the government is not doing enough to help the flooded communities.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Scott flies to England

Scott is on his way home to England. He is returning for his sister Jacqueline's wedding next weekend in Harrogate, also he will talk about our work with BMS World Mission in London and in Leicestershire, he will spend a day at the BMS office in Didcot and a few days sorting out the paperwork at the foreign office, Peruvian Consulate and sollicitors so that Anjanette can start the application process for her licence to practice medicine in Peru. He will also no doubt fit in meeting many friends during the next 10 days. Please pray for safety in travel (he will be driving on the other side of the road!) and that he achieves all he hopes to during this busy time!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy 7th birthday Jessica

happy birthday Jess!

even the birthday brother received pressies

opening presents very early in the morning!!

Hard to believe Jessica is 7 years old today what a big girl! Thank you everyone for your greetings and cards and presents. The kids woke us up at the crack of dawn this morning Jess is having a lunchtime jewellery making party with some friends from school, church and our missionary friends( plus all their siblings and parents).Followed by church later in the afternoon then Scott needs to pack to leave for the UK tomorrow !

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Todays Food

2 Boxes of Apples
2 Boxes of Tomatoes
230 baby mango's
40kg Carrots
1 box of Bananas (40)
10kg Barley
5kg Quinoa
10kg Beans
66kg Fish

To feed 320 People for 3days

Cost s/500.00 = £120.00

This used to be our Weekly Shopping bill in the UK for a family of 4

Makes you think doesn't it?

soap toys and food

Toy Distribution

Food distribution

Soap distribution

Our good friend Georgina Varney is visiting us, many thanks to her church, her family and also the schools where she works for money that they have sent with her to help our work here. Georgina distributed soap to all the families who live in Yucay in tents. We also took fish fruit and dried goods, they told us that they eat fish or meat once a week when we take it to them. What a blessing to be able to take toys for the children, a family from our church El Puente are leaving Peru to move to Vienna so they gave away all their old toys to Yucay the children were delighted!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Please pray for Martine

Some of you will remember 6 year old Martine and her family from Denmark who arrived in Arequipa last year and was at language school with us. Sadly soon after they arrived in Peru she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and they returned to Denmark for treatment. Today we received an email to say that she has relapsed and that there is no more therapeutic treatment available for her medulloblastoma . All treatment has now been stopped and the objective of her care now is to keep her pain free. This poor family has suffered so terribly, they know she is going to a better place but would you please join us in upholding them in prayer at this time. Her parents Rolf and Miriam have a strong faith in God, please pray that they will know his comfort .

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Carlotta's baptism

How wonderful to have our second baptismal service at El Puente Cafe Iglesia . Our small church plant is growing and people are becoming more committed to God and to the church fellowship which is really wonderful to see! Church life in Peru is certainly different for us Scott pumped up the paddling pool, filled it with cold and then added hot water, arranged the songs on the computer, set up the PA as well as preaching the sermon and then baptising Carlotta!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Men in the Kitchen cooking up a storm!

There is a wonderful community spirit in Yucay , recently when Scott visited he was surprised to discover that the men in the village decided to give the ladies a break and to take responsibility for cooking for 300 people that day. Many people donate dry goods but what they are really missing is fish and meat so we took out a huge box of fish which they were delighted with !

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1st day of school

Well after almost 12 weeks off school for the long summer hols we are not sure who is more excited that school restarts today , Jess and Sam woke up and put on their new school uniforms at 0600 this morning! They both start and finish at the same time this year 0800-1400 so that gives us more time for work in the church and the clinic and a morning off (each Monday) and means we only have to do the school run twice instead of 3 times a day. We are grateful that they both enjoyed school so much last year, please pray that they will quickly settle with their new teachers this year. Sam's spanish teacher is Miss Miriam and his english (peruvian) teacher is Mr Tony, it will be great for him to have a male teacher. Jess's spanish teacher is called Miss Suzanne and her english ( from England!) teacher is also called Miss Suzanne!!