are some "journal entries" entered before the trip:
7, 2000 Meeting #2
This was basically a briefing to hand out flight info. and to discuss a few last minute details.
The team was also told some updates about some of the dear people of Ventanilla. I wanted to share this info. here for our prayer warriors.
There is a young woman there living in a tiny shack who suffers with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Rheumatic Fever. Her joints are twisted and very painful...she suffers a great deal of pain everyday and there is NO MEDICINE there to treat her pain. About 2 weeks ago another missions team went to see her. This team included some medical doctors and nurses. The did what little they could to make her comfortable but one doctor left her home in tears. The "bed" that this woman sleeps on is nothing more than a very old, torn, dirty mattress that someone had thrown away.
Remember, I told you about the Lepers Colony? Well, 2 weeks ago when the last team went there for a visit, they discovered something that has really burdened my heart. There are 9 of the lepers there who are suffering with severe "flesh eating" infections on their feet. THey have no skin on the bottoms of their feet...just open wounds. There is a man in the colony who is not a nurse or doctor but he attempts to treat these precious peoples feet. He gently cleans their wounds, digging and cutting away at the infected tissue attempting to rid them of the infection. He has little in the way of supplies...sometimes rewashing bandages and reapplying them...and afterwards these dear people are forced to put their painful, swollen feet back into their single pair of old, dirty, worn-out shoes. They have no crutches and no wheelchairs although they need them desperately.
Please pray for these specific needs. There are so many many more stories like these and I will share what I can. Remember....my purpose for doing so is because I am counting on you to PRAY FERVENTLY for the needs of these people and for our team that will have 10 short days to minister to them. Please Pray!!!
June 21, 2000 9:30pm.
22, 2000 4pm.
I received a phone call from one of the other wives here in the states. She talked with a Delta Airline Rep. sometime this morning and was told that their flight landed safely in Lima, Peru around 4:30 this morning Peru time (5:30am. Ohio Time). God is good. He has called them for this mission and He will equip them and protect them as they seek to follow His voice.
Thanks and Appreciation!~
I would like to send out a sincere thanks to the Beilke Family, the Flanagan Family and the Boehmer Family for their financial support for this mission. Without your help we could not have been able to purchase all the extra supplies that Alan will be taking with him for the people of Peru.
With your help he has been able to add the following to his packing list:
and coloring books for the children
pray, please pray for each team member by name:
W., Allan H., Michelle, Margie, Aarron, Elbert, Sheridan, Rodney, Amber,
Donna, Harold, Roma Lee, Kenneth, John, Jeannie, Terry, Jennifer, John
P., Larry, Mike, Craig, Brenda, Greg.
for the safety and provision for each team member.
for Flight Safety
to Concinnati, July 1
*Pray that all will go well through customs/immigrations for both trips