Mar11SunMarch 11, 2018 Emily Blackwell
Hey it’s Emily.
The trip thus far has been a rollercoaster of emotions. To fit them all in this blog would be impossible, but I’ll try my best to name the most important. Over the past few days we as a team, have sweated, burned, and loved. Sweated with all the hard work, burned because it’s really hot, and loved the children here in Peru. It’s hard to not love someone who loves so easily and with such great passion. Yesterday we visited Elem, the garbage dump ministry, we were right outside of the dump on this one acre property playing with kids who didn’t care if you could speak Spanish or not because we all shared the same language of love. “We love because He first loved us” ~1 John 4:19. We went down on this mission trip to show love to the people in Peru, but I feel like God put us down here to show us His love. Yesterday we also went to a youth service, which was awesome. We heard the message through Rich, who translated and afterwards, while we were waiting for the bus, I heard one word, alabanza (which means worship/praise in Spanish). I know that it was a sign from God to continue with whatever I do, praising Him for all of His glory and might. I am so grateful to serve such an awesome God, and I cannot wait to continue to see what He will do with my life.
Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.
This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.