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In Cuzco

It was time for a checkup in Cuzco. There`s no cardiologist in Andahuaylas so we have to go to Cuzco, 10 hours away on bus, for a checkup. (Many thanks to those who contributed for this trip.) The trip turned out to be too exciting. It rained all night the night before. When we left in the morning (late, because they were probably waiting to see if the road was open) we could hear radio reports of flooding and trees down. Sure enough, about 8 am, we came to a place where the road was covered with water that was moving fast. Half the passengers had to get off the bus and half stay on. The passengers that stayed on (Mike and Chris) had to stand at one side to stabilize the bus. Those that got off (Tammy) had to cross the stream by leaping from rock to rock. (While that sounds very spritely and athletic, I had to have help.)
In another place, a landslide had covered the road, but a bulldozer was already clearing it when we got there. Once again half the passengers got off, but …

More answers to prayer!

Things God has done.
Chris had a great birthday and made a wise choice of which friends to celebrate with.
Bill Rowley arrived safely (although two days late because of the snowstorm) and got home safely. He was really encouraged by the possibilities of web conferences and radio outreach.
Cayo Cardenas received a much needed computer. He has been making a Bible dictionary and a one year devotional (in Quechua) writing with pen and paper, but wasn't making much progress.
We received pledges that will make our trip to Cuzco for medical tests possible.
We had been wondering why we hadn´t heard from the IEP on the convenio, and we found out that they had lost the papers and we were able to send new ones to Lima with Bill.
Mike's father, Dick Riggs, had had surgery for an intestinal problem and was very discouraged. He is feeling better spiritually and emotionally now, and seems to be healing physically.

Answer to prayer #1 of 2011

This year we want to share some of the ways that God is working down here. Every month, almost every week, here we see God at work in wonderful ways. Sometimes, they are big and obvious, while other times, His work is subtle - almost unnoticeable, and sometimes in between. Sometimes they are answers to prayer, and at other times, they are, to us, a complete surprise.
This first one that we want to share is one of the small and subtle ones. I need to go to Cuzco for a cardiac check-up and a stress test. But for several reason, it was going to be difficult right at this time: finances, deadlines, very bad rainy high altitude dirt roads. To us, it seemed like, the time would have to be now - shortly we will be involved in classes, radio programs, promoting the new Bible Institutes. But, there were those obstacles - so what should we do? Well, we prayed for guidance and wisdom and it seemed like God was saying to hold off a couple of weeks - the roads will be better, maybe more mon…