Fall 2014

November 26, 2014

Final Days in Peru

Though a knock at the door of Casa Goshen came a tad early (around 6:30 a.m.) we were excited to see our students return safely from their…

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November 25, 2014

On Loving and Leaving Ayacucho

Elizabeth was based in Ayacucho during her six weeks of service, working at two Christian schools and an orphanage. Toward the end of her time there, she…

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November 24, 2014

Shina spent six weeks serving at INABIF (Programa Integral Nacional para el Bienestar Familiar), a government-funded program in San Ramon that assists low-income families. She and Laura…

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November 24, 2014

Adding Love to the Crayon Box

During service, for at least one journal entry students pursued experiential learning through a strategy called action-reflection-response. The idea is to learn from daily life by noticing…

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November 21, 2014

In Ayacucho, the Andean city known for having an abundance of churches, Elizabeth and Mariah have an extra measure of family members. Elizabeth lives with Pastor Dionicio…

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November 11, 2014

We arrived in Chiclayo, a coastal city about 12 hours north of Lima, on a Friday, after an overnight bus trip. We stopped at a hotel only…

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November 10, 2014

Four of the six students who are doing service in the Cusco area are working at schools that serve deaf children: San Martin (public) and San Francisco…

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November 6, 2014

We left Lima by bus in the late morning, bound for the jungle gateway towns of San Ramón and La Merced. In miles, the trip is not…

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October 31, 2014

On the evening before we visited Machu Picchu, our guide, Abraham Quispe Corrales, reminded us that the chance to see this mountaintop retreat, for most people, happens…

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October 25, 2014

If one had to pick a town in which to spend the night en route to Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo would be among the best places anywhere in…

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