Saturday, March 19, 2011

Harvesting the Maize in Yucay

Those of you who read our blog regularly and support our work will remember that back in August 2010 we distributed maize seed to the families who lost their crops in the floods in Yucay. Well what a joy to return to Yucay today and visit the community there, we saw the wonderful harvest and celebrated with our friends there and even enjoyed a taste of the choclo! They greeted us warmly and commented on how much weight we put on in England (sometimes we miss the British sensitivity!!)we had a wonderful reunion.

The farmers are rebuilding their lives and their homes too! Our prayer is that one day soon we will see the beginnings of a new church plant in Yucay , seeing lives transformed spiritually as well as physically. Please pray for James and Julia who are preparing to move to Peru soon, after a period of language training they hope to work with the community and to church plant in Yucay.We thank God for this wonderful harvest, we don't really know too much about farming and agriculture but it certainly warmed our hearts to see the maize in the fields in Yucay today !

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