Fall 2012

December 3, 2012

Departure

We left before dawn for the airport.  The streets were quiet.  So were we, for the most part — each to her, or his, own thoughts. Three…

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December 3, 2012

Perspectives

During the retreat two students presented original writings  — Anna read a letter she penned for her presentation and Ben recited a poem he drafted during a…

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December 3, 2012

Retreat

Retreat is a time to share, reflect, play and prepare for the students’ return to the United States.  We traveled south to Kauai, a retreat center owned…

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November 29, 2012

St. Martin School for Special Education (Centro Educativo Básico Especial Don José de San Martin) has a special mission:  to educate disabled children.  Each day parents bring…

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November 28, 2012

Cusco is a magnificent place.  As the capital of the Inca Empire, it was so central to their people’s existence it became known as “the navel of…

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November 26, 2012

San Jerónimo is located along the main highway that connects Cusco, the region’s capital, to Puno, the port city at the edge of Lake Titicaca which forms…

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November 25, 2012

Service in Huacarpay

Huacarpay is home to perhaps five hundred people — it’s hard to tell.  This one-street town at the edge of Huacarpay Lake was inundated by flood waters…

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November 21, 2012

Service in Lucre

Lucre, a mountain hamlet of 4,000 people, is nestled between steep slopes and framed by blue skies.    The first Mennonite Church in Peru was founded here in…

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November 16, 2012

Service in Ayacucho

Ayacucho, the “stately city,” is the political and economic capital of the departamento (state) of the same name.  Locals call the city Huamanga.  Thirty-three catholic churches dominate…

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November 13, 2012

Service in Huanta

Huanta, the “Emerald of the Andes,” is situated at 2,627 meters (over 8,600 feet) above sea level.  Despite the high elevation, the sun shines almost every day…

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