We've spent most of the day preparing for the worship service this evening. We learned 4 new songs, two of which are translations from English ("At the Cross" and "You are the Rock of My Salvation"). Kyle left today, so he won't be around to guide us through them. Let's hope we've got the melodies down.
Kyle will be in Pucallpa for a week and then traveling with his parents, who are visiting from the States. After that he will be back for a short but undefined period of time before moving to Pucallpa for the next year. Sierra is leaving this Saturday for an 8-day trip to the States. She is raising more support so that she can extend her 6 months in Peru to 9 months. All that to say that we are on our own a little right now. We will miss them. It feels sadder because we know that when they do come back, they won't be staying forever.
In other Peru news, the government just revoked the licenses of 64 NGOs, including the group that helps all missionaries get their visas. This is of course fairly problematic for new missionaries coming in to the country. We're relieved we just finished that process. The move was some sort of retaliation having to do with one particular NGO supporting a humanitarian/terrorist organization (MRTA). It sounds like it will be repealed, but first there will be a lot of griping and red tape. Oh my.