Summer 2012

May 16, 2012

There are many ways to gain understanding of a culture — lectures, workshops, service projects and learning tours. Juan Carlos returned for a second time to teach…

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May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  Feliz Dia de La Madre! Mother’s Day is an important holiday in Latin America and the students surprised each host mother with a rose…

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May 12, 2012

Food and Clothing

Every culture must find a way to feed and clothe its members.  During our time in the Andes we have tasted many dishes and observed how people…

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May 5, 2012

Life in the Andes

We began our first full week in Peru with lectures, workshops and language classes.  Pastor Celestino welcomed us to the church where our classes are held and…

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April 29, 2012

Our second day of orientation took place in the city of San Jeronimo, nestled high in the Andes Mountains.  We first flew to Cusco, then took a…

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April 27, 2012

Orientation — Lima

So much to see, so much to learn, so much to experience… The students spent their first day in Peru strolling through Lima’ San Isidro district, seeing…

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April 26, 2012


All is well. Delta Airlines Flight #0151 landed as scheduled at Lima’s Jorge Chavez Airport and 21 students set foot on South American soil. We loaded two…

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April 22, 2012

We spent this break between SST groups bringing closure to the previous semester while making plans for the next.  We read papers, finished grades and met with…

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