Between having a new baby in the family and the rush of the final weeks of the semester, this month has passed so quickly. We are now into our “Summer Vacation,” though here in Peru, it is not summer, nor is it really vacation. 🙂 But it does on the other hand mean that the majority of the students have returned to their homes in various countries and the campus feels rather empty. We are already missing the students who have left. Graduation week, despite the great blessing of seeing the students finish strong, always comes with a weight. We always feel sad to see them go, and are praying that they continue to be a light, as they return to their hometowns.
While the campus is on break, homeschool is now in full swing. We are doing much more now, and will continue to through the “summer” months. Here in Peru the school year runs from March through December unlike the US schedule. We have been doing a homeschool co-op with friends for the younger girls. We look forward to starting a co-op with some homeschooling friends for the older kids as soon as all of our schedules settle in a bit.
We finally were able to get baby Mírabel’s birth certificate registered. We are waiting for her Peruvian National Identification card so that we can get her Peruvian passport, and we will be going to the US Embassy in Lima as soon as we are able, in order to get her US documents. The below picture is the location that we had to go to in order to finally get her birth certificate (on the seventh attempt).
We also need to make a trip leaving the country in order to renew our visas, prior to starting the residency process. We have had a hard time timing when to start the process for residency. So the next potential opportunity will be in July. We will likely make a trip to Ecuador prior to the next semester, so that we can start the process.
We have the opportunity to join our church, Rocky Mountain Calvary on a missions trip to Cusco from July 5-15. We would really love to go and serve alongside those from our church and to finally meet the other missionaries that RMC has in Peru. Cusco is the opposite side of the country from us so we have never yet made the trip to visit them. Would you prayerfully consider giving an additional gift this month and contributing toward the cost of our missions trip? It would be such an encouragement for us to be able to join them.
As a follow up from the last update, it looks like the specialist appointment in New York will need to be postponed until maybe next year. Things haven’t come together in order to make the trip to the states. Also, the testing is a rather long process, so it seems that it will perhaps be better to plan a couple months back in the US in order to complete the testing process. The necessary tests are extremely sensitive and often come back with false negatives several times. Due to this, it can be quite a tedious process. It would feel like such a waste to fly to the US for a quick trip, and after returning to Peru discover that all tests came back with what could very well be false negatives. Please continue to pray for wisdom for the timing of this important trip.
We are so thankful for those of you who have reached out to us, poured into us, and just loved on our family from afar. We are so blessed!
Please pray for all those on our support teams, that the Lord would be growing them and working in them. Pray that the Lord would grow their hearts for the work that He is doing in Peru. We get the blessing of seeing first hand what He is doing here, and we want to see others blessed by seeing Him at work as well. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness, and that He uses broken people like us to accomplish His work. We are so humbled and honored that He would choose us to serve here in Peru.
With much love,
The Buescher Family
PS – If you pray for us on a regular basis, would you please send us a note and let us know? We really would like to see our prayer team grow, and we would also like to send out more specific prayer requests to those who are committed to praying for us.