Back in 2008 it all began, that's when God first placed the word Peru onto my heart. What followed was a wonderful journey 14500km from Melbourne, Australia. I heard God speak to me, I was encouraged by friends at my church to listen to the nudges and to act on them. Before I knew it, I was on the ground in a community that lives in poverty, a place called Las Lomas, an hour rth of Lima, Peru. No running water, sanitation, it was a real eye opening and heart tugging experience. I am a chef by trade, and felt that Jesus wanted me to share my cooking skills with the mothers and the children of that community of people. There were lots of God moments, and I just had to share them with others. Have you ever spoken to a small child, without using any words? I w have many times. Have you ever cried listening to songs of praise in a foreign language? I have on many occasions. This journey was t about me, it was about God, his people in that community, and how he showed me, poverty, first hand, right in my face. I have paired it, with the story of our 15 day tour of South America, and shared how God has shown the wonders in nature, people and places of ather continent. I leave the reader with a few of the writings, since my return. I have introduced characters, who will be part of my second adventure, a return mission trip to the same community, to live and serve and pray and love for 88 days. I knew before the first time I stepped foot in Peru, that it was going to be the first of many trips to that land. I have w been to Peru on four occasions, and been blessed and encouraged as well as growing in my own faith each and every time. Allow God's story to be a part of your story.
Trevor Vernon lives in Wantirna, in the state of Victoria, Australia. I am married to Julie, and have four adult children, and a family dog called Buddy. In 2008, God tapped me on the shoulder, and placed the word Peru onto my heart. Nothing like this had ever happened to me before. One thing lead to another, and in 2010 together with my wife Julie, we travelled to share our lives and our love of God, with the community of people at Las Lomas, Peru. My life has not been the same, and I just had to pen the journey, to share with others, what happens when God speaks and you follow. This is my first book, and I dedicate it to my mother who is 93 years old. I have returned to Las Lomas, on three further mission trips. In 2011, feeling drawn back to the community and it's people, I took three months leave of absence from my employment and lived there for eighty eight days. I have another manuscript to follow, called Carving of the Las Lomas cross.