Orientation and Families

Union and Peace on the Ovalo Gutierrez

Two days have passed quickly — sharing, learning, sampling — singing, praying, preparing — and now it’s time for each student to enter the life of a Peruvian host family. They waited anxiously, expectantly, glancing at their papers to learn all the names and leaning into each other for encouragement.  One by one the families … Keep reading »

Arrival in Lima

Safe Arrival

They were easy to spot with their smiling faces and eager looks.   We were easy to find with our six-foot, hand-lettered sign that read “Goshen College”.  A few minutes later we left the airport and headed for Home Peru where the students will spend their first night.  We’ll devote the next two days to orientation … Keep reading »

Preparations

Jerrell, Naomi, Teresa, Jane, Jordan and Sierra

Our family is delighted to return to Peru to lead the Fall Study Service Term.  We directed the program for four semesters in 2009-10 and are thrilled to have an opportunity to live and work in this magnificent country.  We have lots planned:  Something old, something new.  Something borrowed, something blue (or green).  Since arriving … Keep reading »