Saturday, May 20, 2006

Day 3 in Peru

Today has been the most tiring, but it was great at the same time. We did A LOT of walking today. We started out the day going to what is called the Indian Market. It is pretty much a place where you find cheap souvenirs. It was a lot of fun. And I found some really cool things. Then we walked to the beach which was pretty close. We just looked at the water from up by the road, but it was nice and cool there. (yeah sounds like a great mission trip huh?)

After we got back from there we walked to one of the teacher's church. Then I had by first experience on a Peruvian bus. :o) It was interesting. They are small and they drive kinda crazy. We took it to a smaller village which looked a lot more like what I had expected coming into Peru. It reminded me a lot of where I used to go in Mexico. Very small homes that seem like they are hardly held together. It is sad, but the people seem to be getting on well.
We helped out with a Bible club. The kids were excited to be there and participated really well. When I say that I helped really all I did was hold the song sheets for the kids to see, but hey someone has to do it. :o) We hung out for a while and talked with some little boys. They enjoyed asking us how to say some things in English and laughing at the names. We didn't leave there till after dark and by the time we got back to the house we were pretty tired. I think it will be an early night for all of us.

I'm looking forward to a time of worship tomorrow. God has been so gracious to us.

oh yeah and we are finding out how kind the people in Peru are...we were whistled at so many times today. At one point we walked past a basketball court where there were a lot of guys probably all ages. It was really hard not to laugh at it. It is really funny. Other than that the people here are really nice. They greet with a kiss on the cheek instead of a handshake, which has taken some getting used to but it is fine now.

It is hard to believe that this trip isn't almost over. I'm so used to going on week long trips. But I am excited to see how the Lord will continue to work through the time we have here. Thanks for your prayers.

1 comment:

Ash said...

Ok JAMIE!!! I just created a blog for myself.. and the only reason is so I can leave comments for you and hopefully encourage you while you're over there in Peru!!!

Anyway, I will be (and have been) praying for you and the others in Peru while you are over there. Thanks for the specific requests at the end of your "1st day in Peru" blog. I'll be praying!

It is so cool that you can keep everyone so updated through this blog! It's making me want to go on a mission trip again, it really has been way to long for me!!!

HAHAHA, by the way...if you wanna look at my blog it's: smithncali (and then whatever the website is I guess?)