Summer 2013

July 30, 2013


The students boarded a Peruvian bus one last time to travel from our home, Casa Goshen, to Lima’s Jorge Chavez Airport.  They checked in their luggage, received…

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July 30, 2013


The semester ended with a final retreat in Kauai, a conference center located on the Pacific Coast two hours south of Lima.  This is winter in the…

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July 27, 2013

Service in Oxapampa

Jessica and Cara’s service assignment is in Oxapampa.  This charming town of 10,000 inhabitants is sometimes called “Little Switzerland.”  An immigrant population from Austria and Germany settled…

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July 26, 2013

Service in Marankiari

Petey and Clayton are serving in an indigenous community perched on a hillside far above the Perene River valley.  San Miguel de Marankiari is home to several…

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July 24, 2013

Service in Chanchamayo

Philip, Elizabeth and Jenna are serving in the province of Chanchamayo.  This is the gateway to the selva central, Peru’s central rain forest.  It is the dry…

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July 17, 2013

Service in Tarma

Megan, Luke and Dan are volunteering in Tarma, the “Pearl of the Andes.”  Also known as the City of Flowers, Tarma is situated in a protected valley…

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July 14, 2013

Service in Cuchipampa

Emily volunteers at a Christian primary school perched on a hillside far above the city of Huamanga.  The neighborhood of Cuchipampa, “Hog Flats” in the local dialect…

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July 13, 2013

Service in Huamanga

Kelly, Nikita and Mary are volunteering in the bustling capital of Ayacucho departmento (state).  San Juan de la Frontera de Huamanga, or simply Huamanga, is home to…

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July 7, 2013

Stephen, Michael and Anna are teaching in schools in a humble sector of the capital of the Departamento de Ayacucho (Ayacucho state).  The district of San Juan…

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July 3, 2013

Service in Huanta

Hannah and Kendall are serving in the city of Huanta:  Population = 84,000, Elevation = 2,624 meters (8,609 feet) above sea level.  The valley where Huanta is…

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