Greetings from Lima. This has been a whirlwind six weeks since my father, Hector Montgomery, died on January 14.
Hector Montgomery 1917-2012 in about 1942 with his new Paratrooper wings
We were able to gather as a family in London on February 18. We had a wonderful family reunion as we celebrated his life, that of my mother who died in 2007, and reflected on the fact that my generation now make up the “elders.” I know my parents have left their stamp on me, and I embrace their imprint.
Here in Peru we have been immersed in hospitality, and it has been our privilege to host and show visitors what God is doing here: SAMS-USA sent a team for a missionary retreat, Bishop Nick Drayson and his wife Catherine from Northern Argentina came for over a week and we have three more young English missionary visitors – two from CMS and one from USPG.
Entertaining gap year missionaries and more for a BBQ
We enjoy hosting dinners and BBQs at our apartment!
DIOCESE OF WORCESTER VISIT
Next week we have a team of eight coming in from the Diocese of Worcester. When in England we had taken a day to visit with the team . This was very helpful on both sides as then Bishop Godfrey and I could work on the itinerary along with Susan Park, who is our Peru teams co-ordinator. Later in March, we have teams from Texas coming as well as a planned trip for Polly and me to Juliaca to visit, at long last, our Anglican congregation there.
Fr. Phil Bradshaw, Bishop John Inge, Sue Phillips, Polly, Robert Higham and Margaret Rutter - part of the team.
I want to thank those who helped us out with our year-end funding. God used you so wonderfully. We were at last able to get our expenses paid, plan the trip to Juliaca, as well as restore our floating fund with SAMS. Thank you for your faithfulness as senders.
Ian and Polly