Saturday, January 28, 2012

Final Preparations

Here we are, days away from our trip!

At this point, it is just time to get there. We have prepared, planned and packed all we can. We are excited to go serve in this very needy part of Peru.

We will be along the Amazon and yes, it will be muddy, hot and rainy. Bugs? Snakes? Birds? Mosquitos? But of course! However, we keep reminding ourself that we are visiting, these dear people live in these conditions. But you know what? They do not know differently. So, who are we to go down there and tell them. We don't. We embrace this opportunity to love on them, care for them, and most of all tell them that we have Hope! We want to leave them having experienced the love of God in our actions, words, smiles, and tender touches. 

Thank you for following us. Thank you for prayers, financial support and t-shirts and underwear (for the kids, not me!).

Leave a comment when you can as we will be hoping to hear from you while there!

Stay tuned....


  1. Looking forward to following the blog!

  2. Mrs Lafata, this is Ekta ... I am one of Stephen's friends from college and I came to visit your family several years ago in San Diego for Christmas. I am so excited to have stumbled upon your blog. I love reading about your adventures - your heart for God through medical missions work is so inspiring to me! God bless -Ekta