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By Karen and Duane Sherer Stoltzfus
Peru SST Co-Directors, 2014-2015
The first Mennonite church in Peru, La Iglesia Evangelica Menonita de Lucre (Lucre Mennonite Evangelical Church), was founded in this small mountain town of a few thousand people in 1990. We traveled together on Sunday afternoon for lunch at a trout farm owned by the pastor of that church, Eloy Sullca Bombilla, and his family. Lunch consisted of fresh trout, choclo, potatoes, salad and salsa de mani (a spicy peanut salsa).
Willy’s birthday was coming up in a few days, so we surprised him with a Tres Leches cake from a bakery in Cusco. It was even big enough to share some with our Lucre hosts!
The afternoon was spent climbing at nearby Tipón, a marvel of Inca waterworks. A series of canals provide fresh water to what was once a private estate of the Incan leader Pachacutec, looping across a series of terraces. The Incas corralled the water for both personal use and irrigation, finding ways to incorporate striking lines of stone into the natural landscape.
We appeared to be the only North Americans there, enjoying the site with local Peruvians for whom Tipón is a popular Sunday outing.