Yes Peru

Yes Church mission trip to Peru.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Pickin In Pichanaki

Hello All.

Made it safe and sound to Pichinaki....deep in the Selva (Jungle) of Peru. Had a great bus trip here from Huancayo, and everyone was feeling very healthy. The scenery coming through the mountains then into the jungle was incredible. I will have to post pictures internet access here is not very good.

Accomodations here are pretty good. We are staying in town, and then taking little cabs up to the camp in the morning. Are hotel rooms have running water, both cold and cold. Nice and refreshing after a hot day digging in the jungle. Some rooms got the bonus of some little lizards/geckos....but none in mine/bruces. Ill see if I can get some sort of rebate.....

We arrived at camp Shanikarovi early this morning, had breakfast, and started digging out the side of a hill for the directors home. We had to break for some rain here and there, but all and all it was a pretty good first day. Howard out-worked the lot of us, but I figure thats only fair as he is twice as old, he should be able to work twice as hard :)

We finished off with dinner at the camp, and then walked out the laneway (10 min walk) to catch the cab. Bruce had told us how the cabbies are always around there, and pretty much swarm the place as they know there are gringos there. First cab was there right away, so most of the girls and Johnny got in that one. I was impressed. Figuring the next one would be around soon, we started walking into town. 45 minutes of walking later, and getting quite dark, we finally hitched a ride on the back of a small truck loaded with mangos. Bruce and Jessica in the cab, and Howard and I hanging off the back tailgate. Barb is not suppossed to know, as she will likely freak out.

Thats it for now. I will post pictures and more updates when possible.
Love from Peru.


  • At 9:32 PM, Anonymous The de Vries's said…


    Glad everyone is healthy and enjoying themselves.

    We can hardly wait to see the pictures! Tamarah don't get any idea's of bringing home a lizard as a stowaway (LOL).

    It's good to hear from you again, thanks for the update.

    Love, The de Vries

  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger The Montgomery's said…

    Hi everyone:
    Happy to hear everything is going well. Makes me wish I was there too! Hope Rachel is making good use of her new work gloves!! I'm sure none of you will ever forget this adventure. Thanks Rachel for my gift, I have had a great day. Take care everybody. Love,Teresa,Ron,Miranda

  • At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Nadine Reimer said…

    Hey Guys,
    Just a quick hiya! Glad to hear that you are all having a great time...just to let you that i wish I could be there in the nice hot sun, getting all tanned and such. sounds like lots of fun.
    Wish you all the best...Dad, and Jess and Alisha I love you tons and miss you even more sometimes.

    Praying for you all Nadine.
    And PAPA!!!! Jude says hi! and she love's you too.

  • At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Barb said…

    HI there!
    Sounds like you are having a great adventure.
    When we ask the Lord to "enlarge our territory"...well... He does more than we would ask our imagine!
    So good to hear that everyone is feeling better.
    The back of a mango truck sounds like fun!
    Praying for you all!
    Love to everyone and, of course, special love and greetings to my "honey"
    Thanks so much Vic, for the updates!

  • At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Barb said…

    Hi there:
    Thanks so much for the updates, Vic. We are so blessed to have them.
    Hey, that ride on the back of the mango truck sounds like fun.
    You know that when we ask the Lord to "enlarge our territory" he answers with more than we would ask or imagine!! What an adventure!
    Special love to my "honey"!
    Love and blessings to you all.

  • At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Jon said…

    Hey Everyone,
    I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well. The sscenery there sounds amazing, I wish I was there. You are all doing an amazing job!! Keep up the great work.

  • At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Aunt Sheila B. said…

    Nice to hear that everyone is still in good spirits and that the adventure continues!!

    Rachel has had a lot of experience building decks and digging holes for swimming pools - she's a "natural".

    Keep up the good work.

    Take care,
    Aunt Sheila B.

  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger the dreise's said…

    Hi everyone!
    Sounds like things are going good!
    We're praying for you :)
    Don't do anything too crazy.... Have fun!

    Mary...found any good craft idea's??? jungle crafts hmmmm....a new theme for the womens breakfasts! YES!

    Love you guys.....Carly & Randal

  • At 1:15 AM, Anonymous Maddie said…

    Hey guys...soo good to hear everything is going well down there...Really wish I could be with you but I can't wait to see all your pictures..keep living it up and impacting all of those people's lives..i know you are doing amazing things down there...cant wait till you guys get home safely...

    Love and many prayers,


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