It’s Almost Time…

We head to Peru next Monday.

My emotions are kind of all over the place right now, and we’re in full-blown preparation mode as of today, but it’s sure to be a life-changing experience, and I really hope you’ll join us for the journey, too.

Kevin and I will be blogging from Lima once every evening, from the 13th to the 17th. Shaun Groves is leading our group, and we’ll be traveling with Angie Smith and Jen Schmidt, as well. We’ve been lucky enough to spent time with Angie and Jen at one point or another over the past couple of years, but we’ve never had a chance to meet their kids, so we were really excited to hear that Angie‘s daughters, Abby & Ellie, will be going with us on this trip! We can’t wait to meet them, and to read about their (and their mom’s) experiences over at Angie and Jen‘s blogs while we’re all together there, too.

And speaking of cutie kids, we’re going to have an opportunity to meet the little girl we sponsor while we’re there…

Her name is Fresia, and we can’t wait to tell you all about her!

PS- We’ll be attaching this banner at the bottom of each of our blog posts next week…

It’ll be there for folks who would like to click it and sponsor a child from Peru. There’s no pressure, and we’re not being paid by anyone to blog about it- we’re just grateful for what Compassion is doing, and we’re happy to help them in any way we can!

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  1. Rachel Carey says

    Yep, I ‘adopted’ Ronal from Indonesia. He’s 6 and has been waiting a long time for a sponsor. I was so excited today knowing that he will soon find out that someone on the other side of the world fell in love with him. $38 per month is a small price when it does so much good!

    He’s also STINKIN’ cute!!!!!

    Layla, are you able to get packages to your ‘child”?

  2. Steph says

    I’ve been following you both for a while (love your style!) and read this entry this morning after a particularly difficult morning with my boys – difficult in that they wouldn’t get out of bed, couldn’t find clean socks, argued over wearing long-sleeves on a 30degree day, forgot to add their books to their reading logs due today, etc…… – HARDLY a tough morning but that just goes to show you how blessed I am. If that’s tough, I have it easy. I recognize that and beat myself up all the way to work for losing my patience with them. That’s when I read this and realized I need to do something for kids who wished this was their morning at times. I (without thinking to consult my husband) went ahead and picked a child in Peru to sponsor. His name is Carlos and I can’t wait to hear more about him. This will be a great opportunity for my kids to learn about kids their age who don’t have the luxury to argue over what to wear! (among other things, obviously). Thanks for the inspiration. Timing is everything!
    I can’t wait to hear about your experience in Peru. Safe Travels.

  3. says

    I am looking forward to reading about your trip. Last week we found out that adopting from Colombia was not why God had planned for us. We still feel that God is leading us to adopt from a Latin American country and are considering either Peru or Dominican Republic. I am looking forward to learning about Peru through your journey as we seek God’s will for our lives. I know you will be blessed with an amazing trip.

  4. says

    I love Lysa and Angie (and you!) although I’ve never met any of you. And I love Shaun … I have met him. We were once members of the same church. AND, I LOVE Compassion. I’ve sponsored a girl (Naomi in Uganda) for several years now. So, needless to say, I’m so excited for your trip and I can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    • Layla says

      Hi Laura! Thank you for leaving us such a sweet comment! 😀 We’re excited to travel with everybody (unfortunately Lysa isn’t going to be able to make it), and can’t wait to blog all about it starting next Tuesday!

  5. Laura says

    Wow I’m so excited for your trip!! I traveled to Lima Peru several years ago for a missions trip! The experience and people there changed my life forever =) I also help support a little girl from Mexico and love the Compassion organization too. Enjoy the time with your child and I hope your trip is safe and beautiful!

  6. Sandy Briscoe says

    Safe travels to you and Kevin. I am sure your trip will be an experience that you will never forget

  7. Janet says

    Travel mercies to you! We also sponsor a 13 year old young lady from Peru! She lives in the coastal community of El Progreso. Will you be traveling there? We would love the opportunity to meet her some day. You are very blessed to meet your sponsored child.