After a very difficult pregnancy, both physically and emotionally, our precious little Jane “Mírabel” is finally here! She arrived after a very quick labor and literally minutes before the midwife was supposed to leave to catch her flight back to the US! She is doing great, and I am recovering well.
Jane Mírabel Ashalee Buescher Buescher
That’s right, Buescher Buescher. ? Here in Peru, children are required to have two last names, the mother’s and the father’s first last name. But of course like many Americans, we only have one last name. And in the states when we marry, the wife doesn’t keep her maiden name. ?
There is now less than one month left until the end of the semester. The end of the semester always comes with some sadness as it means saying goodbye to some of the students that we have grown to love. So hopefully we will squeeze in some extra game nights over the next month and make the most of the time we do have. We are so thankful for the great group of students we have had here. It’s been a blessing that many were returning students, so we have had more time to get to know them. Lord willing we would love to see them return again next semester.
Romeo has finished teaching his Proverbs class, and only has one more class of Isaiah left to teach. So things are wrapping up really quickly. Fortunately the transition into having a newborn has gone smoothly. Romeo didn’t need to skip or move around his class schedule at all, so that was a blessing! This is definitely also due to the incredible amount of help we have had from friends who came from the states. My mom is here now and staying for the next few weeks as well. The help has kept our household running while we were able to take it slow.
You can be praying for us as we apply for the many documents we need to get Mírabel’s dual citizenship. Romeo lost his passport while traveling back from Lima a couple weeks ago. So in order to get the birth certificate, her identification documents and passports, he needed to get a new passport as well. So this week he and Romes took a trip to Lima. Praise the Lord they were able to get an emergency passport issued immediately, and we will be able to pick up his full passport in three weeks. Mírabel’s documents have proven to be very difficult to get. Her birth certificate alone we have already visited three different offices and have had five visits, and still no one has been willing to help us get her birth certificate filed. They haven’t registered foreigners in our town before, so everyone seems nervous that they will do it wrong.
Please also pray for wisdom for us. Right now, I (Jessica) have an appointment set up with a specialist in New York in June. Most of you don’t know, but I have been dealing with an illness that has become very debilitating since last May. We didn’t want to share while we didn’t have definitive answers about what was going on. In fact, I’m hesitant even to say this now, as we still don’t have answers, we just have some ideas. But there were a couple months that I could hardly walk without help, and some days were even worse than that. I have been more stable since January with only a few weeks throughout where I suddenly had severe symptoms again. Please pray for us as we make the decision about whether or not I should keep my appointment. We have insurance that will fully cover the appointment itself, but still the trip will be quite expensive due to all the travel expenses.
Please also pray that the Lord would stir hearts and more people would partner with us and get behind the work that He is doing here in Peru.
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We are so thankful for all of you who have poured into us, encouraged us and have been there for us through the transitions of this past year. We have had a lot going on, and we know that we haven’t been as faithful at communicating as we want to be. Please pray for us as we try and get better in this area. We know it isn’t a strength of ours and we apologize if ever you feel that we haven’t communicated well enough with you. Always feel free to reach out to us as well, we would really love to know how all of you are doing and how we can be praying for you.
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