Category Archives: Peru

The dance of partnership

Once upon a time one of you, dear readers, suggested I might introduce you to the work of our mission personnel in the Andean region. I’m in Lima this week and was delighted to participate in the Red Uniendo Manos … Continue reading

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Praying for Perú

Today in the PC(USA) Mission Yearbook we lift up our partners in Perú. The story introduces some of the work of the church in the altiplano of southern Perú (only a few hours from Bolivia). Please pray for the IEPRP and … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

On the final morning of the trip we were up at 3:30, and at 4:30 were breakfasted and bidding a final farewell to the porters (who had camp almost fully broken down). Then, we were off… to wait in line in … Continue reading

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Camino Inka, Day 3

Determined not to feel like a slow-poke all day, I got up extra early, gobbled up some breakfast, and was on the trail before the others had sat down to eat. A short ways up the trail I turned to … Continue reading

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Camino Inka (Days 1 and 2)

Day 1 Day 1 began early Monday morning, November 26, as we set out by bus for the Inca trail. There were sixteen paying “passengers” in our group (we were one of maybe ten groups to start that day, with … Continue reading

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Travelog, part I

We left La Paz on a Friday afternoon afternoon, headed to Cuzco. I find the rural altiplano enchanting, but try not to romanticize the work of harvesting, planting, washing, and herding that seems so idyllic when seen through a bus window at … Continue reading

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Cuzco

I’m on vacation this week, visiting Cuzco, Perú, with my friends Tina and Ben. Each afternoon so far has brought unexpected joys, and I give thanks for these glimpses of grace. Once I get back home I hope to have … Continue reading

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