It's April Fool's Day and they say we're going to get 2-6 more inches, at least in the Denver area. We'll see. Maybe the joke will be on the forecasters. But yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day, albeit breezy enough that it wasn't pleasant to be out there.
I did see some sights that I want to share. The sun shining on the lake was creating sparkling diamonds on the water. If you double click the first picture, you can see some ducks on the water.
The seagulls have found an interesting place to gather - must be having a meeting. They spend a lot of time during the winter on this concrete eyesore - which I keep meaning to call the City and ask what in the world it is, in the middle of our beautiful lake.
I love how the trees frame them.
And the tulips are once again reaching for the sky.
Remember when I've written before about Peru? Our church has sent teams to Peru three times for building projects. The last two times were to Arequipa to build a district center, to be used for educating pastors and other important gatherings. Last summer, when the team came back home, it was with the resolve to complete the project by sending money to the Peruvians, who can get the work done much more economically if they have the funds and the materials.
Imagine our surprise when suddenly Arequipa, Peru became the centerpiece for a huge new project for our denomination. Much of the recruitment for the young people who are taking on the challenge of starting 120 churches in unreached cities and villages in the southern part of Peru is happening with the help of a rolling demonstration of the dream.
This truck came to our church Sunday night and we had a great time of fellowship as we took turns going through the display and hearing about what is going on down there. The young man's picture on the right is our pastor's son - the one who went to Peru as a volunteer missionary several years ago, married a Peruvian girl - they are now missionaries in Argentina and have two beautiful little girls.
If you have 3 minutes to spare, watch this video presentation of the exciting project.