Spring 2012

April 3, 2012

Departure

Two-thirty in the morning — it’s time to board the bus for the airport.  The streets are quiet.  The students are thoughtful.  Three months have gone so…

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April 3, 2012

Retreat at Kauai

We finished our semester with a three-day trip to the Scripture Union Retreat Center along the coast south of Lima.  This was an opportunity to reunite after…

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April 2, 2012

Service in Huaraz

Four students served in Huaraz.  At 3,052 meters (over 10,000 feet) above sea level, this Andean city lures people from all over the world in search of…

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March 24, 2012

Seven students are serving in the upper rain forest region known as Chanchamayo.  The cities of La Merced and San Ramon are located on the eastern flanks…

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March 19, 2012

Service on the Coast

Peru’s north coast is sunny and hot this time of year.  Flocks of tourists travel here from Lima to vacation on the northern beaches.  Six students from…

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March 17, 2012

Service in Ayacucho

Our first service visit was to the city of Ayacucho, an historical city situated in a verdant valley 9,000 feet above sea level.  Ayacucho has plenty of…

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February 24, 2012

At the end of our study time in Lima we throw a going-away party called the despedida.  In preparation for this event, each student designed a thank…

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February 21, 2012

Animals and Art

Peru is known in equestrian circles around the world for its caballos de paso, or riding horses.  These creatures are bred and trained for an extremely smooth…

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February 19, 2012

Learn, Work, Play

There is so much to learn about Peru.  Nestor Vergara taught us about the social and economic realities of life in the marginal areas that surround Lima. …

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February 9, 2012

Another Side of Lima

Villa Maria is an hour’s bus drive south of Miraflores, where we have our lectures, workshops and Spanish classes.  It’s often referred to as a pueblo joven,…

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