is inherent when you pursue your dreams. But what a rush…….That is what will happen January 27, 2012 when we take that step/leap of faith and head to Peru to begin work again in the mission field.

Grant update: As most of you know we have written and submitted two grant applications for funding projects in Pucallpa, Peru. One for the H.O.P.E. project to build/repairs homes for impoverished families – the majority are single parent families. The second is for the D.R.E.A.M. Resource Center which will provide access to materials for women to start or expand small businesses allowing for self sustainment of their families. These women generally do not have access to resources that would give them a hand up in developing these enterprises. It will also function as a safe place for children providing: mentoring and help with their schoolwork, arts and crafts activities, sports programs and healthy snacks. A library will be available to both the women and children to improve their reading skills.

September 30, 2011 was the submission deadline and the notifications were anticipated to be received within 45 days. Due to the large number of applications, last week we were told that date has moved to the end of January 2012! Good News – we are still under consideration. So – we head to Peru most likely ahead of a funding decision. Please pray for financial provision in this area. We could sure use it!

Risking it all under the cover of His mighty Grip…