We are doing well here and everyone Continues to be healthy. They have 16 Covid-19 cases in the Country and 2 here in Cochabamba, I think all from people who have returned from Italy. In the church and among all the believers here everybody shakes hands, then kisses cheeks, and finishes with another hand shake. So far, I have not seen even one believer with so much as a runny nose! It does make a difference when our trust is in Him- Nahum 1:7... but to do due diligence we still wash our hands often, in case you are wondering! Every day is something new with the saints here and the senior pastor and his wife, Fernando and Chili, are with us every day. They are very well educated and deeply in love with Jesus! They have the best discipleship program I have seen anywhere! We are trying to learn all we can while we are with them... We walked home from the City today. It took over an hour and was all uphill, but fun to get some exercise. Just another example of the Lord's covering over us- it has been really warm and humid but on the walk it was cool and beautiful. It has been raining pretty hard at times the last couple days but on our walk - no problem. We arrived back at our place right at 4pm- the gov. mandate, and ten minutes after we returned it started pouring! Right now I feel like we are living the first 14 verses of Deut. 28 everyday!
I have included some pictures - having breakfast with the church staff and four of their full time interns, the statue of Jesus that overlooks the city, a tent building they are thinking about buying for the church - it costs about $16,000 and holds about 500 people - and the grocery store where we went to get a few things and had to wait 45 minutes just to check out.
We have all been praying for our loved ones back home. It is probably more difficult for you there than for us where we are.