Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas celebrations

We have had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas this year. We enjoyed carol singing with our church at the local government hospital and giving out baskets of food to needy patients and church members. While Christmas is a time when we always feel home sick and miss our family in the UK, this year we have had a great time celebrating with our friends and church family here in Peru.
Many thanks to those who have sent us Christmas greetings and gifts.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Williamson Christmas Greeting

This year for our Christmas greeting Sam has drawn our family portrait and Jess has written a letter of thanks to our supporters wishing you all a FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Huambutio Chocolatada 2012

Today we celebrated 3 things in Huambutio. The traditional chocolatada where we gave out hot chocolate, bread, toys and clothes, a Christmas service and also the inauguration of the new clinic. What a celebration! Today El Puente church really did learn that it is better to give than to receive, we all had a wonderful time serving the community in Huambutio.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Huambutuio Soap Project

We visited the preschool in Huambutio and taught the children about the importance of hand washing today. The children listened to a fun story about germs and parasites (! ) and then participated in a hand washing demonstration before receiving a bar of hand made soap each.

This is the first of many health education talks we will be doing in the community and in the future we are considering holding a community workshop on how to make hand made soap.