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March 7, 2010 I Have a Home!

March 8, 2010 - 10:00 am - Posted by Brenda Matthews

The flight to Piura on Thursday was smooth and Jorge and July were waiting for me.  I found out that Piura was experiencing protests and because of that everything was closed and there weren’t even newspapers to look for apartments for rent.All along I’ve been told that it would be very difficult to find housing, so I asked you to pray about that.  Friday we found a total of two possibilities in the paper, but only one met the requirements.  July and I went to see it but, besides being small, it was not near public transportation.  Saturday there was another apartment listed, but it was really big (rare here) and expensive.  About 20 minutes after seeing it, Nany and Laura called and asked us to meet them right away at a place two blocks from the last apartment.  They have a friend who is building an apartment above an office on the ground level.  It’s also small, but a block from transportation options with a private entrance right off a park, so the park is like my front yard.  I also have the use of the roof.  Here they’re flat, so the laundry area will be up there and I could have parties (I mean “meetings”, of course!) there as well…  at night once it’s cooled off.   It’s definitely hot here!  Anyway, construction should be finished for me to move in April 1st.

In Venezuela, it was a somewhat complicated and time-consuming process to rent an apartment, so I still can’t believe that I saw the apartment, discussed modifications and terms, worked on a contract, we signed it, and I paid all within about 3 hours on a Saturday.  Here that document is just as legal as the one in Venezuela that needs a lawyer, several days and a notary signing.


Shortly after that, July and I left to find a firm mattress for me.  Here it is ready to head back home.  I’m staying with Jorge and July in their temporary housing as they wait to move into their apartment (also under construction) about mid-April. (FYI, there’s no internet in this apt, so expect delays.)

Please pray now as I look for furniture so I can set up the apartment as quickly as possible in April and that there are no delays with the construction.  Please also pray that I can quickly adapt to the heat, a new city, a new church and a new ministry.  Be encouraged: God is answering your prayers!

God bless!


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