The Goshorns Step by Step March 2014
Our 1st month in Peru We were so very blessed to start off our time in Peru with the Iveys. They had so much patience, especially when Jennifer blew up their kitchen with a pressure cooker full of hot scalding soup:) It covered every thing, except Jennifer. The Lord was definitely protecting her. It took longer than we anticipated to find a home to rent, and the houses were a lot more expensive than planned. Again, the Lord blessed us with a home in our price range. It’s a little further out of town than we wanted, but to watch our kids play with all the neighborhood kids is confirmation that the Lord wants us here. Matthew & Katie are in a local school called El Camino. We’re not sure how much longer they will be in that school because we're talking about homeschooling them so that they would have a chance to be a bigger part of our work in Peru. A couple of weeks ago we decided to attend the church that we were at during our short term trips in ‘07 and ‘09. The church was packed, and to have everyone remember us & our names was very humbling. They couldn’t get over how much the kids grew. The Pastor asked us to come up front to speak (in Spanish), so Daniel spoke & he did very well. Then I felt the Lord push me to speak (in Spanish:)), so I walked over to the spot I stood when the Lord called us into missions & told them what happened & how the Lord used them & that little church to bring us to Peru. I know my Spanish wasn’t perfect, but they understood me. They later asked us to present some certificates to some lay pastors, and then they wanted us to sing HAHA! To my surprise Jennifer said OK!! What a sight that was:)
Katherine & Codie sleeping.
We’ve been finding our way around town, learning where to shop for meat, vegetables, etc. After some guidance, Jennifer is becoming a pro. At least we haven’t gotten sick yet. We now have a new member of the family. His name is Codie. Katherine was promised that when we got to Peru we would get a puppy, so she & everyone else are excited to have a dog again. We’ve gone almost 2 weeks with no internet. We haven't died, but I never knew how important it was until we had no other way to communicate. We love everyone of you, and are so proud to be members of the body of Christ with you.
“If you have no opposition in the place you serve, you’re serving in the wrong place.” ~ G. Campbell Morgan
Jennifer discussing chicken anatomy.
Daniel & Matt playing soccer with the kids.
I was the first in the family to celebrate a birthday here in Peru. Well, much to my surprise, on my birthday I received a phone call from Mary Alice Ivey, who we
had been living with since we arrived, that some girls from Chilca were there to wish me a “Happy Birthday”. I got on the phone with them and they asked where we were now living. As best I could, I told them in Spanish where our new home was. Two hours later they arrived having walked from the Ivey’s home to our new home. They addressed me as “Mama Jennifer” and sang to me in Spanish and English and proceeded to tell me what a blessing I had been to them in 2009
2009 and how excited they were that our family has returned to Peru. I can’t tell you what these girls mean to me. I fell in love with them in 2007 having met them only through the stories Tim and Daniel told. Then I finally met them in person in 2009 and knew that they would always have a special place
in my heart. I have thought of them often and kept their picture displayed in my home since then. Now, I will be able to spend more personal time getting to know them and hopefully in the future invite them to a discipleship group in our home. I am so looking forward to sharing my time with these beautiful young ladies. 2014
The Goshorns Step by Step
Continued physical, emotional and spiritual protection.
Continued financial and prayer support, as well as new finacial and prayer partners.
Safety as we continue to get settled in Peru.
And finally, that we trust in the Lord for everything and stay strong in our faith in Him.
For Jennifer’s mom (Joan)
For the people in Peru so willing to help. We are thankful for a new home in Peru.
We are grateful for the body of Christ. We are thankful for our health.
We are thankful for His patience.
Romanos 12:4-7 4 De la manera que en un cuerpo tenemos muchos miembros, pero no todos los miembros tienen la misma función, 5 así nosotros, siendo muchos, somos un cuerpo en Cristo, y todos miembros los unos de los otros. 6 Tenemos, pues, diferentes dones, según la gracia que nos es dada: el que tiene el don de profecía, úselo conforme a la medida de la fe; 7 el de servicio, en servir; el que enseña, en la enseñanza.
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Romans 12:4-7 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;
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