My Adopted Country

4th July copy

I came to this country 26 years ago, answering the call of God to work with production of Sunday school materials in Spanish. It was the adventure of my life! My husband was very sick and had come here a couple of months earlier, invited by my parents, with whom he stayed.

My daughters and I stayed on in Bolivia to sell our things and for me to wrap up the ministry I was involved in. I was the head of a small publishing company. My Bolivian friends were going to continue with the production of teaching materials.

I have written about some of my experiences on this blog, under My Life. I need to continue writing if I ever want to fulfill my life-long dream of writing a book about my life. I want my grandchildren to have this record of Missions that is part of their family. If I don’t tell the story, who will?

At the moment all my energy goes into preparing and publishing on-line the materials I worked with in Bolivia. It’s an overwhelming task, but just as I did when I came to the States and stared working on a new and revised curriculum for Life Publishers, I will take one lesson at a time. Isn’t that how we have to do everything, just one step at a time; we put one foot in front of the other and move forward. Hopefully no steps back!

What will I do today? I don’t have anybody to visit. Nobody is coming to visit me. My family is in Oklahoma. I’m gong to have a different kind of visit. I will visit with my dear friends, the files of pictures and lessons that have accumulated over the years.

It’s going to be a good-bye session. Most of the things I’m going to put in a back-up file I’ll probably never look at again. But I’m keeping them, just in case. It’s going to be a fun day. Out with the old in with the new! Before I know it, my computer disk will be filled once more. On average I add between 50 to 100 new files a week.

The good-bye session is way overdue. What a perfect day to work on this task. I hope you have a happy day. I’ve decided that I’m going to have a happy day.

Thank you, Jesus for bringing me to this country!

Thank you, for choosing me to be your maid-servant. I love it!

USAI’m glad I “adopted” you as my
new country!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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