A couple of weeks ago we said goodbye to Diospi Suyana and left Peru after 4 years. We are really grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Diospi Suyana. We have been able to do valuable work and we have learned a lot. We have also got to know many wonderful people at work, at our local church and in Curahuasi. We thank God for the last 4 years but we also want to thank you! Without your involvement with our work and our family in many different ways our work in Peru would have not been possible, thanks!
Traveling to the Netherlands went really well. We notice that traveling is becoming easier for us and for the children as well. But 12,5 hours in an airplane is still long. We are now enjoying time with friends and family. We are secretly hoping for a bit of snow in the coming weeks.
We hope to leave for Colombia on January 11th. Steven will start a new job there with Samaritan’s Purse. This is an American christian aid organisation that operates around the globe. In Colombia they have two shelters for venezuelan migrants that enter Colombia. We will settle in Bogotá and Steven will make regular trips to the shelters in Cúcuta and Bucaramanga. We are currently preparing the paperwork for our visa applications and we appear to have found a good school for the children. Besides that, we are really looking forward to the birth of our daughter towards the end of February or the beginning of March. The role at Samaritan’s Purse comes with a salary which means that financial support will soon no longer be needed. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported us financially during our years in Peru. You have made it possible for us to serve the Quechua people there.
We hope to keep you updated through this blog from Colombia as well. For now we wish you a very blessed 2022!