More photos from the trip. And a list.

Good news! I’ve narrowed it down to less that 200 photos.  Here are some more of them.

This used to be the central plaza of a town of around 18,000 people, but in May of 1970, an earthquake set off an avalanche from the mountain that went over 30 kilometers in less than 3 minutes, flattened the town, and killed over 20,000 people. one of the few places people were saved was a raised cemetery in the middle of town, of which I will put up more pictures. It was super beautiful now, but it was intense to imagine this wave of rocks and snow coming at you and running up the cemetery hill. And then coming down again and all of your town having been killed. Whew. It was sobering to think about the danger that is present from the mountains whose beauty we’d been marveling at all day.

One of many out-the-bus-window shots. I happen to like the house in this one a lot.

There were these little fields carved out on the side of the mountains all over the place.  It blew my mind how much work must go into each field, to break it up, remove the rocks, plant it, weed, hoe, and then harvest it, all by hand. No wonder the folks we saw were almost bent over and looked really tough in the way I imagine the pioneers must have looked. I was just blown away by how much work they put in. It’s a way of life that’s so different from the one I know.

The List:

1. Days until the first team comes: 4

2. Days between the first team and the New City Team: 3

3. Days between the New City Team’s salida (departure) and ours: 1

4. Conclusion: my life here is going to be absolutely insane (in a good way) and then it will be done very, very quickly.

5. Adjective of the week: “baller”

6. Exclamation of the summer: “booyah!”

7. Number of photos uploaded to the Handmade Mujer website over the past week: countless

8. Number of songs put in the corario (songbook) over the past week: 194

9. Number of important notebooks lost: 1

10. Movies watched this week: 2, no, actually it’s 3, counting the movie they played on the bus.

11. Hours spent on the computer, between the corario, teams, jewelry, and person time: eesh, don’t want to think about it.

12. Birthdays and weddings missed: 3

13. Number of sermon’s from Redeemer’s Colossians series that I listened to before I realized it wasn’t Corinthians: 2

14. Pairs of green and white-striped comfy, baller pants bought this week at the Indian Market: 1

15. Days until I take them off: never


4 Comments on “More photos from the trip. And a list.”

  1. K Keyser says:


  2. Dad says:

    The list reply: (Not as creative but true none the less.)
    1. I love you.
    2. Great photos.
    3. Great list.
    4. Rest in the smile of God’s delight in you as you work to “set things right” in Lima.
    Jeremiah 9 (The Message)
    I’m God, and I act in loyal love.
    I do what’s right and set things right and fair, and delight in those who do the same things.

  3. Susan says:

    What does “baller” mean? I can’t wait until I get to see you! It better go fast! (but not too fast, I’m still having a good time in Oregon.)


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