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    Rollercoaster of Emotions

    March 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.

    Comment

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Manuela Kesseler said:

    Beautiful post, Emily! I hope you continue to put words from your trip (and otherwise) down on paper, it is effective. God bless the remainder of your trip.

     

    On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Steve and Judith said:

    Emily - what an awesome testimony to the greatness of God and His love for his people! Thank you for the love you are showing to the people of Peru. Who can fathom His great love? This is our prayer for you and the team this morning, "We pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people there in Peru, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Eph.3:17-19)

     

    On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Karen MacDonald said:

    Hi Emily! Thanks so much for sharing all that God is showing you these last days! Praying that the Lord will continue to reveal Himself in even greater measure as you continue to serve and seek Him and pour yourself out in obedience to Him!

     

     

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Mom and Dad said:

    So glad to hear that God is working in you. Praying God will continue to awaken your emotions toward the things that He is showing you and to the love that He has for you and everyone with you. Praise Him in everything you do whether shovelling dirt, playing with the children, or in your praise and worship. That is a lesson we all can learn. Thanks for sharing your heart! Praying for all of you!

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Mary Wright said:

    Thanks for sharing your heart, Emily. What a great lesson to learn and to bring home with you! Praying for you and your team that you will continue to find God's joy to be your strength.

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Rebecca said:

    That's amazing Emily! I hope that God continues to show you His love even through the little things just like He has already done! You still have an opportunity for many more experiences and I hope that you appreciate each one while you were there and record even more events so that you can remember them even years later.

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Nicole St john said:

    Hey Emily, thanks for sharing your heart! We are all praying that the Praise you are learning there in Peru through your acts of love can spread to all of us here back home. Praying God opens your heart wide open to see his love for you and all those kids and families you serve!

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Barbara said:

    Hey, Emily!! This is a wonderful testimony to the faithfulness of God in your life. Praying for you today that you would continue to sense his pleasure as you worship him with your whole life.

     

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About Trujillo, Peru

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.

Trujillo, Peru

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