Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Samuel's drama

At the weekend Samuel lacerated his right arm playing in the school playground he jumped off the climbing frame and caught his arm on some sharp wood. Another medical missionary family was with us at the time and they have all the necessary bits and pieces to sew and stick their children back together in their home so Sam and Jess had an exciting impromptu visit to their friends' house.

Fortunately it didn't need stitching but we were able to glue the wound back together .
These medical emergencies can be terrible for missionaries who live in areas where there is not good health care.

We are so blessed to have colleagues who can help us out and look after us and we didn't even need to go anywhere near a hospital!

Another reminder of how our wonderful heavenly father takes care of our every need !

Friday, May 25, 2012

Back in Cusco

Well three out of the four Williamsons are back in Cusco after a door to door 29 hour journey (including 3 flights) we made it without any delays or problems, Jess and Sam behaved brilliantly and it is really good to be back!

We know we are back in Cusco where the crescent moon is on its side (it currently looks like a U shape), it is hot and sunny in the day then gets dark and we put the gas fire on as the temperature drops dramatically at 6pm, the children never seem to be affected but after just one month at sea level Anjanette is feeling short of breath due to the high altitude.

Since we all woke up at 0400 the next day due to jet lag we decided to send Jess and Sam straight back to school, they have been terrific but very tired this week. We have all been thrilled to see our friends and church family again and Anjanette enjoyed being back at La Fuente clinic after a month off. It was good to visit family and friends in the UK but it is great to be back in our home in Cusco where we belong.

While we have been away the church has pulled together and covered the preaching and teaching in Scott's absence. The nurses have been visiting Huambutio weekly carrying out interviews and the building work there is advancing rapidly too. It is such a relief to see that things have been ticking along well while we have been away, our last home assignment was a really difficult time for the church and some members decided to leave while we were away.

So while we are unpacking and settling back into our Cusco routine Pastor Scott is in the UK booked up with approxiamately 20 speaking engagements in the next month. It is not easy for him being "left behind" please pray that God will use him mightily during this next month.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Homeward bound... (almost!)

Sam's new socks!

union jack birthday cake ( one of 3 birthday cakes Scott had!)

Scott and his twin brother Gareth (there are some people so tall that they make Scott look little!)

on holiday in Spain with Granny and Grandad

canal in Leicestershire

Where is home?
When we are in Peru we fondly talk of the UK as being home, when we are in the UK we miss our home in Peru. We have had a great trip but have also felt unsettled here in the UK since it is no longer our home, this reminds us of the fact that really heaven but not earth is actually our home. So as 3 Williamsons prepare to go "home " to Peru and Pastor Scott prepares to stay "home" in the UK for an extra month to tour the churches we have come to realise that for this season in our lives, home for the Williamsons is actually wherever and whenever the 4 of us are altogether . With that in mind please pray for us this next month as Anjanette , Jess and Sam return to Peru on Monday May 21st and leave Scott behind.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

London 2012

We had a great week visiting the sites and some special friends last week in London. We also really enjoyed our time at the London Baptist Assembly. There's nothing quite like worshipping in your mother tongue with thousands of other Christians and Jess and Sam had a wonderful time attending the childrens' activities too.