Pinching Pennies

We have always done our best to be good stewards of the monies that God provides for us. Some friends might even call us "cheap!" We prefer to call ourselves "thrifty" or "economical." Yet, in the past weeks and months we have noticed that our money just doesn't seem to go as far. Prices have slowly crept up here in Peru and the process of inflation has become noticeable. Several months ago we also begin to see a disturbing fall in the value of the US dollar. When we arrived in Peru we would receive 3.48 Nuevos Soles for every US $1. Now we are receiving 2.97 to the dollar. That means for every $100 we exchange we are losing about $17.00 in spending power. For us cheap-scapes that's a lot of money!

We are thankful for God's provision for our family. Our needs have always been met. Please pray that the economic changes going on in Peru and around the world will not seriously hinder the work of missions.