"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not LOVE, it profits me nothing."

~1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Finally Arrived to Curahuasi...

This week we finally arrived to Curahuasi - so thankful for all the many prayers and support! We have been busy settling in to our new home, learning about the local markets and stores, and spending time with some of the other missionary families. Thank you Lyndal, Claudia, Konika Wright, Nolan Wright, Stephen Wright & Finley Wright for all the delicious meals and food that you have made for our family and for all the help you have given us. Also, Lake celebrated his first birthday here in Curahuasi (11 years old) - we were so blessed to have some new friends celebrate this special day with us. We will have more updates coming soon - please continue to pray for the construction of the children's home. Our first team arrives on February 10th to help us get started. THANK YOU ALL AGAIN - below are some pictures of Lake's birthday party on top of the mountain.

“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the 
Majesty on high.”
~Hebrews 1:3


























Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just arrived to Curahuasi ~ Celebrating a Very Special Birthday...Lake is now 11 years old! Happy Birthday, Lake!


Happy 11th Birthday, Lake! 
We LOVE you so much and are 
so proud of the young man that you have become! 

Big Hugs & Kisses~ 
Daddy, MomE, River, Sailor, Autumn, 
Baby September & Baby Heath

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.

He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
-Jeremiah 17: 7-8

(For Lake's birthday, we took a LONG scenic route to Cusco ~lots of unexpected car troubles~ but the Lord provided us safety and showed us His beautiful creation along the way! We finally made it and had a great time and good food to celebrate Lake's 11th birthday!)







Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday, Autumn!

Happy 8th Birthday to Miss Sadie "Autumn" Heath - we LOVE YOU! Thank you for always making us laugh - for putting up with all your brothers - and for being our sassy, little monkey! Thank you, Lord, for giving us this sweet little girl to raise! 

With Love ~ 
Daddy, MomE, River, Lake, Sailor, 
Baby September & Baby Heath


Friday, January 2, 2015

SPECIAL NEWS ~ A SURPRISE FROM HOME ~ OUR FIRST NEW YEARS (2015) IN PERU WITH FRIENDS & BABY SEPTEMBER

We are so excited to share the news of these sweet little ones. Please continue to pray for Baby September as we are still in the process of fostering her here in Peru and officially making her part of our family~ she has brought our family so much happiness, laughter, and LOVE...and please pray for our precious gift from above as our new little baby continues to grow ~ our hearts were so filled with JOY from the first moment we knew you were coming!

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an 
end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." 
~ Lamentations 3:22-23
Thank You So Much Bronson, Krissy, Noah, Jonah & Kayla Moose and Kylee Stewart (Mt. Nebo Baptist Church) for our sweet card! Thank you so much for sending us a piece of home to Peru! We love you ~ The Heath Family
 
FIRST NEW YEARS (2015) WITH BABY SEPTEMBER



Our First Christmas In Peru: Part 2

CHRISTMAS IN PERU~ FELIZ NAVIDAD
Christmas Party At Belen All Girls Children's Home...
We are so thankful for our friends who helped with this special party! The girls were full of joy as we celebrated with lots of food, music, and shared the AMAZING story of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We wanted to thank so many churches and individuals in the States who helped make this evening possible. Thank you for all the donations and gifts that you helped send for the girls (all the socks, scarves, books, toothbrushes, clothes, bracelets, toys, etc.) and for helping to provide so many with Bibles. The girls enjoyed having a Peruvian Chocolatada (Hot Chocolate & Sweet Bread) and getting their tummies full with delicious chicken & fries. Thank you Anita for the amazing food, Don & Carla for the Christmas music, and to Emily and Cucho for helping to share the miracle and birth of Baby Jesus! We love you all and wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas...thank you again for all the LOVE you that you have shown to these precious girls! They gave us LOTS and LOTS of hugs and kisses last night ~ thanking everyone for sharing Christmas with them! 
May God Bless You All!



































And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

~Luke 2: 8-14