Normal life

Being woken by petrol driven power tools at dawn seems normal after a while. Whether that’s our neighbour cutting wood with a chainsaw or Pedro, the maintenance guy at the centre cutting the grass with a strimmer at 5:30am. Nauta has its own charms and is starting to feel like home. We’ve also started to... Continue Reading →

Interesting times

It’s been a fascinating few days (for Neil). When a pastor seeks accreditation by the Baptist Convention one of the final steps is an interview by the other pastors. So, one afternoon, I found myself on a 40 minute moto (motor bike taxi) from Iquitos to a small community where, along with a number of... Continue Reading →

Learning: language and culture

We are in Arequipa for language school, but part of learning a language is growing to understand the culture. So we have used our free time to do a bit of sightseeing around the city. Arequipa grew into a city soon after the Spanish invaded and is now Peru’s second city. It combines history, culture,... Continue Reading →

I don’t like matches

Hi! This is Lori writing – my first ever time writing a blog post. I’m sure it won’t be my last. In my couple of weeks here in Nauta I have discovered some things about myself that I hadn’t thought of as being problematic. I am really uncomfortable using matches. In the UK this isn’t... Continue Reading →

Moving on

So, after 11 years I’ve taken my final service as Senior Minister of PBC. It still feels a bit odd to say ‘I was the Senior Minister’ but we had a great send off last weekend. Leaving inevitably makes one nostalgic; and after more than a decade I ponder what impact I’ve had. I hope... Continue Reading →

Video introduction

We've made a video to explain what we are going to be up to in Peru. I'm not sure we've mastered the slick editing yet, but it gives a reasonable idea of where we are going. Enjoy

Peru prayer letters

We've written our first prayer letter. Well, it's not so much a prayer letter as a short explanation of what we are going to do in Peru and some of the practicalities we need to work through between now and then. Prayer letter April 2017 If you follow this blog you will get all the... Continue Reading →

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