Excerpt from Christi’s journal:
Our trip to Peru was full of excitement, adventure, unusual experiences, encounters with God and fellowship that was precious. Our hosts were John and Cindy Mortimer. Joining with us, as a part of our team, was our friend, missionary to Ecuador, Chris Ranalli, and his son, Tony. Chris and Tony were right at home speaking in Spanish, but John graciously interpreted for Ron in all the meetings.
The first Sunday in Iquitos we rose early, 5 a.m., and went to a village, where some of the church folks were operating a children’s church and food campaign. We rode in a truck with a group of kids dressed as clowns riding in the back. When we got there, Christi helped butter bread for the kids and they all got porridge to eat. A couple in the Iquitos church sponsors the food program. The group of young people from the church in Iquitos did a marvelous job of doing a kid’s meeting, while Ron preached a salvation message to the moms and dads that came out. On the way back, Ron and I rode in the back of the truck because a little girl had spilled her scalding hot porridge on her arm. She and her mom rode up front and she was taken straight to the clinic.
We enjoyed our rough ride of 45-minutes in the back of the truck. It was so neat to be out amongst all the “Motor Cars” (three wheeled motorized taxis). The feel and roaring sound is like being in the “Indianapolis 500” race.