This blog was written by kathi Jensen Folkenberg. Thank you so much Kathi and kids for all you have contributed. We would love to have you stay!!~ Paul

 

                                                                                                                Food for thought....

 

Well, it is hard to believe almost another week has gone by. We are so excited because this next week my parents and my uncle and aunt are coming to see us!!! But more exciting than that, David is finally coming, too. He will get to be with us for the last weeks we are here. I was looking at Matthew this week and noticed how skinny he has become. I feel so bad, the food has been one of the most difficult areas for us. I love my kids and know that they have sacrificed a lot being here serving God. So, last night, I took my two kids down town to eat at a restaurant that serves American food. We had a wonderful time together and just enjoyed a small taste of home. As we left, we grabbed an ice cream bar across the street and started walking to catch a motokar back home. On the corner, there was a man looking at our bag of left overs, asking if we could please give him the food. Of course, we handed it over(sorry Jess) and also the little bit of ice cream we had left on the stick. He grabbed it all greedily and left to eat. Just then a little girl came over and asked for food. Unthinkingly, I told her that we had just given our food away. It wasn't until minutes later, sitting in the motokar, that I realized that I should have just taken her to a little place and bought her some food. Forgive me, Lord, for not thinking quick enough! We left down town a little more pensive and thoughtful about those who are in such need around us. Here are some more pictures of what we have been doing this week... Jess and Nelcy washing dogs Poor Bobby Just thinking... Krist and Jess finishing putting together the weight machine that Jess won running a 14K Matt enjoying some good food!! There is Kristi, too! The place is called the Yellow Rose of Texas!

Jess and Nelcy washing dogs


Poor Bobby

Just thinking...

Krist and Jess finishing putting together the weight machine that Jess won running a 14K

 
Matt enjoying some good food!!


The place is called the Yellow Rose of Texas!

One of our girls moves out...a little bit more on her own!

Our little good-bye party for Keyla
This last week, one of our girls took a small step towards independence! She and her special needs son moved into town to live at the office. We will so miss having Keyla and Kevin around. I am so proud of her!! We had cupcakes made from a box purchased in the States to celebrate! Oh, they were sooooo good!!! The whole point of our girl's home. We take them in, help them with all their basic, emotional and spiritual needs, as well as  their education. When they reach university level,  the plan is for them to move into town, closer to the university to continue their education, maturation and independence process.  Unfortunately, there is only one room built now for mom and child to live in. We need money to continue the  building  process so our older girls have a place to live soon! Kinda neat to see the process in the works....If you are interested in looking into the organization that makes this possible go to http://peopleofperu.org/