One month in Arequipa

12 Oct
El Misti at sunset

El Misti at sunset

Yesterday we celebrated one month in Arequipa. It’s hard to believe it’s only been a month and equally hard to believe we’ve done all that we have in that time. We’re pretty well set up at this point. Everyone has a place to do schoolwork, I have a proper office desk and chair now, the kitchen is almost cookware-complete, and language school is in full swing. The kids have made several friends with missionary families.

Last night we enjoyed chess club at the Georges. Daniel and Timothy usually both compete in the tournament and play in the park next door otherwise. Anna enjoys playing with the Georges’ daughter Mia. The Peat boys come, too, so we all have a grand old time.

Today we found a new super market (Metro) with the best prices yet. It’s a short bus ride from our apartment and has great selection. It’s next to Maestro, another Home Depot-like stores, which is the place to buy tools and such. For some reason, it bothers me that I don’t have a socket set. I needed one briefly when we were putting the beds together, but have no use for one now as we’re renting and have no vehicle or lawn equipment. Still, it seems like one of those things a guy just needs.

Sunset on the peaks of Chachani

Sunset on the peaks of Chachani

I had to laugh yesterday when Rebekah told me I got a jury duty summons in the mail. Of all the times! I’ve lived in two different counties for 10 years each and never been called until now.

Yesterday we also got the good news that our Peruvian company, Zuriel Corporation S.A.C., received a tax ID number. Now we can start writing the work contract for my visa. Please pray that the process goes smoothly with the Ministry of Work and immigration. I am greatly indebted to Steve Peat, a Peruvian citizen, whose national ID card has made it possible to get this far with the company. In addition, Steve, who spent all day in town Friday waiting on the attorney and the tax authority, is an excellent translator and navigator of bureaucracy.

I had a great meeting with a fellow technology worker this week and got all fired up again to code stuff. Now that we are (hopefully) done making daily trips to the supermarket for necessities, I look forward to working some with missionary David J on tech projects as well as helping out in the English language classes they are offering for university students.

Thank you all for your prayers and love to date. Please keep ’em coming!

One Response to “One month in Arequipa”

  1. John and Dale October 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Dear friends,
    You are in our prayers and more importantly, in the hands of our Sovereign Savior. Your work there will be blessed as you seek to honor our King.

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