"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

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Words cannot even describe the feeling that took over my body when we brought the kids home tonight from Bible School. There was an indescribable shock of pain that went from one part of my body to the other. My legs got weak and I almost thought I was going to hyperventilate or pass out. I never in a million years would have ever imagined that I would have come home to this...and all I could think about was the first week we arrived in Cajamarca and during the night I was bit by something in my sleep...ON MY FACE!

I know God made this creature...but I hope and pray that I do not have anymore encounters with this type of spider...it's a TARANTULA!!!

"Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so." - Genesis 1:24

Actual pictures from our home in Peru...please PRAY that we will never see one of these again! (After seeing the Youtube clip...I am wondering why we were so close to take pictures!)

Please note: Sean was the photographer (Autumn and I were hiding inside the house looking out through the window!)


  1. Only God can give the strength to overcome a creature like this....LOL. This big guy has to be on steroids....LOL.....Love you guys, and I am praying diligently for you!!!(to keep those fuzzy wuzzy things away from you, too).
    Love you all,
    Dawnn Kimberlin

  2. That beats the World Race! Praying those beasts leave you guys alone!