Peru 2007

Grace Baptist Church on November 25th, 2007

We spend Saturday as tourists. Dale brought a devotion and did well for speaking in front of a group for the first time ever. We went to San Christobal, which is a mountain in Lima. We could see over much of Lima, though it was a hazy day. We could easily see the Bullfighting ring […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 23rd, 2007

Today Rachel allowed us to sleep in. Brian was able to eat a couple of breakfasts this morning. He was quite pleased. The girls have been a model of teamwork, preparing food and cleaning up. Even doing laundry with unreliable water source and they always have a pleasant demeanor. We went to Manchay in north […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 23rd, 2007

Upon our return to the guest home the city water had been restored but our pump had failed. In most Lima homes there are two cisterns and a pump. The city water is pumped into the ground level cistern via city pressure. Then the pump lifts the water onto the cistern on the roof. Then […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 23rd, 2007

Thanksgiving evening was spent with Ceclia’s family. We went to Juan and Isabel’s home. That is Cece’s Sister and brother in law. Her parents and brother also were there. We sampled some traditional Peruvian deserts. Turron is a pastry with fruit and honey between the layers and candy sprinkles on top. It is somewhat heavy […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 22nd, 2007

We awoke this morning to no water in our home and our district. Most homes have cisterns on the roof to keep city water stored in the event of outages. We were not anticipating any problems so we ran our cistern dry last night. Hopefully it will be on again when we return home this […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 22nd, 2007

Magical Water Circuit at the Reserve Park Rachel and Cece took us to see the fountain park at night. It is beautiful. One of the fountains has jets coming out of the ground, synchronized to music. The children would run into the fountains and try to stop on an open space. If successful they avoided […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 22nd, 2007

Rachel took us to Inca Market, one of several tourist markets in downtown Lima. This is the only place we had a fracture in team unity. Our instructions were to look only, get an idea of prices and quality. Then we would return on Saturday and do our shopping. All went well except one person […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 22nd, 2007

This is a few blocks from Rachel’s home. We went here after lunch and did street evangelism. We set up the puppets and went around inviting children in the area, well Rachel and Ceclia did. We got out Frisbees and tracts. We eventually gathered 20-30 children. Rachel ran this program and we did the puppet […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 22nd, 2007

Rachel’s school is located in a nicer section of Lima. It is built into the side of the mountain as many of the other buildings in Lima. The school is clean and well run. Most all the teachers are Americans along with a Peruvian helper. The Americans don’t always speak Spanish well so the Peruvians […]

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Grace Baptist Church on November 20th, 2007

We are back in Lima. This morning we had a wonderful breakfast at the hotel. We sat in a garden in the back of the hotel. Breakfast consisted of fresh baked rolls, strawberry jam, orange juice and coffee or tea if we wanted it. Then it was off to jobsite. The people welcomed us with […]

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