Sat. July 31st, 2010 to explain? well i'll start with this. getting up at 6 o'clock to get on a bus for 10 hours, in which i slept 1. the other 9 hours was spent watching movies or praying to God we didn't fall off the edge of a cliff. imagine this... being in a double-decker bus swerving around corners we had not bussiness swerving around. other than that it was a fun bus ride... nice seats, plenty of leg room, and mango juice bought the day before. After the 10 hour bus ride we checked in to our hotel. then we had team time and we were off to bed. all together... AWESOME day...

Jack Patton

Saturday... We woke up this morning in the seminary to a wonderful breakfast. All packed up, we waited for our bus to arrive. With the hour or so we had to wait, everyone had a chance to practice their dramas. The adventure now begins... as Jack said a very nice double decker bus with reclining seats and dvd add the most beautiful moutain scenery and it looked like a great ride. I have to be honest and say I didn't enjoy it only because of the wide turns the bus had to make around hairpin turns with oncoming cars! YIKES! We made one stop at 16,000 feet - one of the highest points in the Andes Mountains I was told! That was our first experience of feeling dizzy and not being able to breath! But we did just fine :) The bravery of the kids (even Mary Beth!) was encouraging. But even more was the confidence of feeling God's presence and protection. We arrived safely into the the town a Huancavalica - nestled in the middle of the majestic mountains. Just as a note - our return trip is Thursday and we would appreciate your prayers asking God to carry us safely back to Lima!

-Jennifer Schrock