Thursday, August 11, 2011


Here is a Peruvian water sprinkler that our boys made for fun one afternoon while we were out of school. Arequipa is extremely dry, but warm enough for flowers to bloom all year if they're watered, so we see these all over the city in the public parks. At first I thought it was simply a great idea since they are much cheaper than a real sprinkler, but now I'm beginning to think that they have the added bonus of not being a big draw for thieves. Because they chain down trash cans around here!

Here is another common sight in town. These men go all over the city with megaphones hooked up to enormous speakers in their carts, and call for people to bring out and sell them anything that they don't want - electronics, clothes, school supplies, etc. They will pay a small price for these unwanted items, and will try to fix them if they're broken, and then resell them in the market.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Here's another picture from the children's recent school celebration of Fiestas Patrias - Peruvian Independence Day!

The girls were both dressed in an outfit that would be typical of the dress in the Andes Mountains. It was fun to be a part of this important holiday here and see what the people do to celebrate!

Peru also has a new president now. Please be in prayer that Ollanta Humala would be a blessing to this country and to the Kingdom of God going forward here!