"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being ROOTED and grounded in LOVE, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the LOVE of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

~Ephesians 3:14-21

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cleaning and Laundry 01.21.2012

Today we are working on cleaning the house and unpacking the luggage to get settled. We have been staying on the farm in the dorms until the house was ready and able to move in. The staff at Villa Milagro have been amazing with helping us get settled and providing meals until we move into our home. We are so thankful for them as they help us learn where to shop for groceries and how to get around town. Our laundry was piling up. Sean captured me using our new laundry system - washing by hand- with the help of the kids. I will have to admit...it was not as bad as I thought. I do not know how well the clothes are getting clean - but when it was all said and done- I actually enjoyed being outside spending time with the kids. The sun is very hot here and we noticed after today that sun-screen will be needed daily. It rains in the afternoons here and gets cool in the evenings. We usually wake up to a cooler morning (in the 60s) and then 75 degrees during the day. It is summer time here (opposite from the States). The kids are still adjusting to the bathroom rules of no toilet paper in the toilet...(this may take some time for me to adjust as well - anybody have any extra scented candles???) Cooking meals and washing dishes by hand takes extra time. Thank you Cheryl for my cookbook...still struggling a little with the rice (is it supposed to be crunchy?). We found out that tomorrow (Sunday) that the power is going to be shut off from 7am to 4-5pm all over Cajamarca. I was worried about food- but Sean and I made frozen plastic water containers to lay in the food to hopefully help the food tomorrow from spoiling. More details soon on our first power outage.


  1. Hey Crissy and Family, 01-25-12

    It's me gina shore, from elkin pediatric and adult medicine ... I hope everyone is well !
    good looking picture of you washing clothes. Thanks to your sister, for telling me to look .. LOL LOL Take care ! MUCH LOVE AND MANY PRAYERS TO YOU AND FAMILY . MISS YOU !!


  2. Sean and Crissy,

    Praying for your family daily. God's richest blessings on you as you share HIS love with those in Villa Milagro. Our time at Beaulah was short, but God had our paths cross for a reason, we love you all.

    Gary, Kim, Josh and River Haynes