Archive for Debra Pitton

On top of the world!

  Over the past few days it seems like we have been to every corner of Peru on every mode of transportation possible! Since arriving in Cusco a couple days ago we have toured the city, Incan ruins and the Catedral. On Monday, the 27th, we left at what seems to be our favorite time-530 […]

Continuing the Adventure

Jess R. and Dan V. here with this week´s update. Dan: First and foremost, Spanish keyboards are a puzzle. So, if all my apostrophes are wacky symbols, hang in there. We had some bathroom problems the last week caused by illness. You know you´re really becoming friends with a group of people when the solidity […]

¡Sí se puede!

Hola y gracias a Dios for safe travels and fun adventures. This morning at 9:30 we left for The Cross on the Hill, which is a peak overlooking La Isla Blanca and Chimbote. Standing upon this mountain top is a giant cross that can be seen from the rooftop of the Parish as well as […]

Peru- One week Completed!

Today marks our first week in Peru! At times it feels like we just got here and at other times it feels like we´ve been here for longer. We have gotten into our routine of classes, playing soccer (soccer o´clock is what we like to say), heading to the nearby tienda (store), and siesta time. […]

Peru-Futbol con Padre

Every day when we are finished with classes and healthcare tasks we head to the soccer field to play a  game of futbol with some of the locals.  Futbol is played by many in Peru and is part of the culture here, it has been very enjoyable to participate each day.  Word spreads quickly, and […]

Peru- An Educational Viewpoint

Today was our second day with students here at the parish, and it was a different experience than yesterday, to say the least. As was already state, yesterday, we didn´t know how many kids to expect or what their English capabilities were. However, all groups just “went with it” and did the best we could- […]

Greetings from Perú

Due to some technical difficulties and limitations here in Perú, our first post is later than expected. We left Gustavus Friday morning and arrived in Lima late Friday night. We spent a night in a local hotel, and left early the next morning for a long bus ride north to Chimbote. Throughout the bus ride […]

Peru – here we go . . .

Looking forward to getting together with you all next week. Some things to think about . . .  we will be developing a mission statement for the group, so consider the following in preparation for this discussion: • Why are we here (in Peru)? • What is your personal goal for this course? • What […]

Class on campus

Good work today, folks!! See you tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.!

Education and Healthcare in Peru

OK folks – here is our blog site.  Have a good holiday and we will see you on January 4 at 9 a.m.  – Mattson hall 201