Its Official...She is moving out!
|Kayle will be hanging out with some of these crazies this summer|
Well, at least for the summer. Our sweet little baby girl Kayle, who is now 15 years old, has been invited to spend the summer in Northern California with some family friends. We are all excited about it, but as you can imagine, there are a little bit of emotions bouncing around our home at the moment. She is going out into the big old world! Kayle will be fine, however, the rest of us are going to miss her dearly.
|Summer of fun and friends!|
Kayle will be spending her summer with a family that runs an awesome student ministry called Campus Life. The summer will be filled with tons of incredible activities from backpacking to rafting to sports galore. Perfect summer if you ask me!
There are a couple of areas where we could use your help. First, please keep Kayle in your prayers as she will be away from home for the first time. A different country and even a different culture...it's hard to explain, but living as Americans in Peru is a distorted mix of two cultures and often poses difficulties that cannot always be foreseen. She is a tough and flexible girl, but there might be some things that are tough on her.
Second, the activities that she will be participating in will not be free. It would be a huge blessing to find a couple of sponsors to help with some of the cost for her summer program. The flights and the expenses will amount to quite a bit. Please pray and consider sponsoring Kayle and her summer experience. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out.
On the 27 and 28th of May, there will be a strike all over the south of Peru in protest of a mining entity that has not done what they said they would do. There have been protests for a couple of months with numerous people being killed in the mayhem. The strike is supposed to be held in our area as a show of solidarity for those that are not being heard. We have a lot of people that are either coming or going via airplane and the strike may cause some problems. It's always an interesting thing to watch how these things unfold. Pray that the issues are resolved quickly. It has been going on for months now and seems like there is no end in sight. We are safe as long as we stay home, but it is a hassle if you need to go anywhere. All tourism stops, transportation, business..it's not good for the economy. Everyone suffers from these types of strikes. Only time will tell...
MotoMission is beginning to pick up. It takes a while to get the momentum going as we had been spending all of our time in the cafe. Now, we are generating a lot of marketing and promotion, which will bring some customers our way. With the nature of that business, our clientele is more of a 3-12 months out kind of tour. People just don't decide they are going to head to Peru tomorrow and take a dirtbike tour for 5 days...I wish, but haven't found any of those. We continue to look for customers in various ways. Please feel free to pass on the word about our mission here in Peru. Our website is www.motomissionperu.com.
We also want to send a huge thank you to all of you who are part of our support team. We are able to operate our mission here as volunteers because of you and your partnership. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!If any of you would like to join our support team, we need more help. Our mission organization is a 501c3 non profit and any support for us is a tax deductable donation. It's easy to join the team, just contact Commission to Every Nation at:
Commission To Every Nation
PO Box 291307
Kerrville, TX 78029-1307
Phone: (830) 896-8326
Toll-Free: (800) 872-5404
We hope that this finds you all well. Again, thanks for following along with our crazy adventures here in Peru. You all are a blessing.
The Englund Family(Scott, Teri, Kayle, and Emma)
PS...if you want the full version with pictures, check out our blog at theenglundfamily.blogspot.com or check out our personal Facebook pages.