Me, holding Ludwig Friedemann; Konika Wright, Annett Friedemann, holding Annelena; Damaris Hassfeld, holding a Moms in Prayer International guidebook; Verena Bigalke; Sabine Oswald; and Tabea Seiler, holding Robin
This is a picture of encouragement. This is our Wednesday morning ladies’ prayer group. This is also a picture of missionary life because three of these lovely ladies have said goodbye this summer and are back in Germany. Annett, the blonde; Tabea, in the green shirt holding the baby; and Sabine, in the red sweater; are all gone and we miss them. This picture was taken in Verena’s backyard and I like how the clothesline made it into the top of the picture.
We have decided to make our meeting time into a “Moms in Prayer” meeting, which is a group to pray for a school, formally known as “Moms in Touch.” Our friend Amy Reid took this picture in May because she is involved in Moms in Prayer in Oklahoma, as are some of my best friends, Amy Cox and Katherine Holmes, in their schools. I like the structure of the new format and the style of praying is like BSF, so it makes me a little nostalgic as well. We pray in English, Spanish, and German. I am so thankful to get to have this time with the other missionary moms and every week I look forward to seeing them and spending time with God together. Almost all my mothering life, God has provided a weekly prayer or Bible study time with other moms. It is amazing how much it has shaped us and how much we really, really need one another.
I have noticed on mission trips, especially to mission hospitals, that there is always someone there who can do almost anything, especially in regards to working with their hands. This person will fix the generator when it breaks. They will build things that need to be built. The fix cars, and remodel old rooms. They are handy! They intuitively understand how to do things. We need one of those people soon. If you know someone like this who has always wanted to working in missions and is willing to work in Spanish, let us know. We can use them. From the Hospital Diospi Suyana website.
He led the metal and wood workshops, the vehicle park, the kitchen, the cleaning service…
It is said that everyone is replaceable. With Michael Friedemann, one must ponder if this saying is really true. In a few weeks, Michael and Annett Friedemann, along with their four children, will return to Sachsen, Germany. The past three years have flown by very fast! We are urgently looking for a capable successor.
Perhaps you as readers know exactly the right person for the job. Or perhaps you know someone in your circle of contacts who has two right hands. Our employees usually come to Peru for 3 years. They are committed Christians and live by their own donor group. Considerable financial loss and a lot of inconvenience often goes along with the job description. This profession that takes place at nearly 9000 feet above sea level often puts your faith into practice.