See You Later

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WIth sad yet grateful hearts, my wife and her family said "see you later" to her grandfather this year.

With sad yet grateful hearts to God, my wife and her family said “see you later” to her grandfather this year.

It’s hard to believe it’s been seven whole months since we left Peru to return to the United States! It was really difficult to leave behind those we had grown to love and care so much about. As we said our goodbyes, many Peruvians would ease the pain by saying,

“This isn’t a goodbye, it’s an I’ll see you later.” Continue reading

Fix Us Both

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“Because every one of us is suffering from brokenness in our foundational relationships, all of us need ‘poverty alleviation,’ just in different ways. Our relationship to the materially poor should be one in which we recognize that both of us are broken and that both of us need the blessing of reconciliation. Our perspective should be less about how we are going to fix the materially poor and more about how we can walk together, asking God to fix us both.” (When Helping Hurts; pg. 79)

Getting Lost in Lima

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I can’t tell you how many times I got turned around trying to navigate the streets of Peru’s monster metropolis, Lima. Whether it was because my travel guide was older than the hills and twice as dusty or because of the poor signage in some of the city’s not-so-developed districts, I don’t know how many times I was forced to roll down the windows and ask, Continue reading

Crossing the Street

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Outside of Gamarra Marketplace. La Victoria; Lima, Peru.

One of the very first things to grab my attention upon arriving to Peru was the enormous divide between “the haves” and “have-nots.” While Latin America’s recent economic boom has caused the gap to narrow significantly, the region continues to be one of the most unequal in the world. Continue reading