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week, and Daniel is also teaching English at a school.

Jennifer is teaching a group of Peruvian girls English

along with Homeschooling Katie. Tim has had meetings
with church leaders in the community, and there are
several opportunities there for growth. We also have some
meetings with an orphanage and another church about
doing some activities in the evenings. We continue to join
in on a Thursday night prayer group & Friday night Bible
study with Peruvians. As weve said before, our main
purpose in our first year is to learn. We feel we can do this
and share Christ at the same time.

If you have no opposition in the place you serve,
youre serving in the wrong place.
~ G. Campbell Morgan
Becomi ng Part of the Communi ty
The Goshorns Step by Step
Its hard to believe weve been in Peru over two months.
Were doing great learning our way around the area and
learning the culture. Jennifer & Tim started some tutoring
classes to help perfect the language. Its great to be able to
speak with the Peruvians and understand each other, but
we know were not so grammatically correct at times, and
so we need to improve on that.
We were invited to a small house church in our
neighborhood, which was great. We felt so very welcomed.
They made sure we didnt leave hungry, even though we
didnt want to eat. They cooked everything on a dirt floor
and we were worried wed get sick, but we ate and the next
day we all felt fine. We were also invited to a
Pachamanca. This is a huge picnic where they dig a pit in
the ground, build an igloo of rocks over the pit, and build a
fire inside it. After about 2 hours, the rocks become very,
very hot. They then take off the top of the igloo and start
filling it with potatoes with a layer of hot rocks, then more
vegetables & more hot rocks. On top of those rocks then
comes all kinds of meat, then more rocks. After all the
food is in they cover everything with green growth from
around the field, then a tarp and then it all gets a heavy
layer of dirt to help insulate it. One hour later we
uncovered everything & ate. It was very good!
As you can see, weve been building some great
relationships in and around our community. God is
definitely at work here. The kids are making friends and
they are able to show others the love of Christ. Daniel and
Matthew are helping out at an Aids orphanage one day a

Apr i l 2014

Scorpion guest at the Pachamanca
Our food is under all the dirt.
Food is unburied & its time to eat.
Over the years, weve made it a habit to go out to eat for our birthdays. We
continued this in Costa Rica & well continue in Peru. On my birthday we went to eat
at a restaurant in the center of Huancayo. This was Easter weekend and there was a lot
going on in the streets. One street in particular was outside the window of the
restaurant we were eating at. This street had tents
set with small tables to eat at. I saw something that
I didnt share with my family. I dont know why, it just seemed private. I saw a man
sitting on a curb watching people eat, and when a group of young people finished
their meal, they left food behind on their plates. He jumped up, sat at their table, and
quickly ate what was left over. He even checked their cups to see if there was any
drink left. Im not sure if he ate so fast because he was afraid hed be chased off,
which he wasnt, or because he was just that hungry. I have to tell you, I thought
about the tradition we have of eating out on our birthdays, and then deciding if we want desert, and I was very humbled.
Dont take me wrong, I dont think its wrong to have small luxuries, but I need to keep things in perspective.
Living here we have just started to see the poverty. Children around our neighborhood are certainly malnourished.
They might not be skinny, but you can tell by the color of their cheeks. This problem is not unique to Peru either. Not a
day goes by when we dont see someone begging on the street. This is usually a very old person or a young child. For
some reason, watching this man touched me in a different way. I realized once again that I need to be more thankful for
every blessing that I have in my life, and I need to use these blessings to bless the Lord. I pray that my heart will never
grow hard to the people in need.
God knows exactly what will take place in our lives. He knows every detail and
He works out the details for His glory and our good. We just need to look to our
Father for help. At this point in time our lives feel like a very challenging puzzle.
More importantly, we're learning that we need to stop more often and just look to
our Father for guidance along the way.

"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again." (Proverbs
It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)
"For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto
thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." (Deuteronomy 15:11)
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:31)

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Prayer Request s Prai ses
Continued physical, emotional and
spiritual protection.
Continued financial and prayer
support, as well as new financial and
prayer partners.
Safety as we continue to get settled
in Peru.
And finally, that we trust in the Lord
for everything and stay strong in our
faith in Him.
For Jennifers mom (Joan)

For the people in Peru so willing to
We are thankful for a new home in
We are grateful for the body of
We are thankful for our health.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither
slave nor free, nor is there male and
female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

Ya no hay judo ni griego; no hay esclavo
ni libre; no hay hombre ni mujer, porque
todos vosotros sois uno en Cristo Jess.
Glatas 3:28
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