28 June 2010

August Departure

We are scheduled to leave for Haiti in August.  We will begin our training at an existing orphanage.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support.  More details to follow soon.

26 June 2010

Pure and Faultless

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:7
Anyone want in on this?

24 June 2010


"Nothing is written in stone, but..." the countdown has begun.  We are making a list of things that need to be done before we go.  Prioritizing them.  Pray for the kids.  While they are both excited, I don't think they really could ever be 'ready' for what awaits them.  And he is going to miss his dog.  

Passport renewals, visa applications, immunizations (yuck) - oh yeah and financial support.  Now would be the time for you, dear reader, to step up.  www.johnandperla.com Click on the support page for your options.

It's exciting.

22 June 2010


The way things are moving could be described as "suddenly".

There have been some very interesting developments from a legal standpoint regarding the property in Haiti.  We are preparing for departure within a few months with the reality that another 'suddenly' could very well be around the corner and move us there, well, suddenly.

We appreciate your prayers and financial support.