As the end of the year approaches, one of the denominations that our missionaries work with (the Iglesia Evangelica Peruana,) invited us all to a program to say thanks. There were skits and songs and speeches, followed by a nice alpaca steak lunch. As a very nice surprise for me (Amy) some of the women present were ladies I used to teach in a Bible study. I hadn't seen them for more than a year. One, Carmen, asked if they could come visit me, so Tuesday, I made some banana bread, and was thinking about putting water on for tea when the first car load arrived. I was expecting 3 or 4, but 9 ladies came, plus 8 of their kids! They are mostly sisters and sisters in-law, and their mom came too. She said that although her daughters hadn't told her about it, because I mentioned it to her and she had come to the Bible study once or twice, she considered herself invited. While I taught the moms, Sarah used to take care of the kids, who love her very much. One mom said that her daughter had been counting the days, and then the hours until they could come see her. We sang Christmas carols, and they brought us gifts, but mostly, they came just to say thanks for teaching them.