‘Education and Healthcare in Peru’ Category

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-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 – 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 […]

Finally Made It!

Yesterday, we finally experienced Machu  Picchu, a place many only dream of going.  From Cusco, we first took a two hour bus ride through the Andes which was a little bumpy to say the least.  The redeeming factor was the stunning scenery.  Next we hopped on a train following the Vilcanota otherwise known as the Urubamba […]

we Safely Arrived in Cusco!

We left the parish in Chimbote yesterday about 10 am, waited a long time at the bus terminal and finally were on the way to Lima by around 11. The bus is very nice-we had lunch, restrooms (a little smelly by the end of the trip but very adequate) and movies. We anticipated being in […]

Hola familia y amigos!

I wanted to blog and say that this has been the most amazing experience of my life.  There have been some hard times but also some great times. Yesterday we had to say bye to the students which was very hard to do.  There were definitely tears falling down some faces.  But who knows, maybe […]

Last day in chimbote

Today was filled with bittersweetness for our group as we celebrated our last day in the wonderful city of chimbote. To start the day off the students from the english classes set off to the pool! Most of the students have never been to the pool or have only been there once in their lives. […]

Hola from the healthcare crew!

Hola families, this is the healthcare group, including Katie, Mara, Kayleigh, Alyssa, and Christina. We have seen a lot of amazing things and people over the past two weeks and thought we would share it with you! Our service has been split between the hospice and clinic in Chimbote. At the clinic, we have been […]

New Experiences

For the last week and a half, I have been teaching English to students that come to the mission for classes.  I teach 10 year olds in the morning and I have 12-15 year olds in the afternoon.  It has been a wonderful experience and I have definitely bonded with the kids, but today, I( […]