My husband’s Peru mission trip

I would like to share with you my husband’s missionary trip to Peru.  He was asked to go to Peru with Operation Christmas Child.  He left Monday, Feb. 18th and arrived back hom on the 22nd.  This trip was a wonderful opportunity for Jim to see missions in action.

Monday Jim was traveling the entire day.  The only thing about this is that he had to fly West to Dallas, to then go East to Miami, to then go South to Peru.  It was crazy!  He left at around 6am from Memphis and arrived in Peru at 10pm.  It was a very long day!!!

Tuesday and Wednesday his team, the red team, had two distributions each day.  Each church put on a program before the boxes were passed out.  Jim said that one of the things that really got to him was the children’s pure delight.  There were some things that he was surprised about.  One was how excited the children were to get their picture taken and then to see the picture right then.  The other was how much the children loved getting letters in their boxes.  He said that when a child got a letter they would run to the interpreter and have him read it to them.  Some of the pictures Jim took are just amazing and precious.

Another thing that was amazing was how children recieved things that they needed.  Not just toys, but real needs.  One child needed orthopedic shoes.  He found in his box orthopedic shoes in his size.  Another child had problems with his teeth and that child recieved medicated toothpaste.  You have to understand these boxes are randomly chosen to go to an area.  There is no way someone would know what to send.  This is purely a God thing!  Is that not amazing and wonderful!!!  Our God is an awesome God.

Thursday the team had one distribution in the morning and then had some free time to go to the market.  Jim also went and found a geocache while he was there.  So now TeamTSH is international.  Jim’s trip back home on Friday was just as long as Monday.  Even longer since the plane leaving Dallas to Memphis left late.  He arrived in Memphis around 10:30pm.  Abby and I didn’t care though, we were just happy he was home.

This trip has been such a wonderful experience for Jim.  He has been talking and showing pictures all day.  It’s great to see his heart in this matter.

If you would like to see some of the pictures from Jim’s trip, find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/jim.stanley.319

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