View the pictures below for a look at the people we will be serving in Peru. In many ways it feels like going back in time. I recently read a book ,The Last Days of the Incas, that explains the utter destruction of the Inca empire by the Spaniards and the desolation of the people immediately afterward. In many ways, for those in the rural areas, things have not improved since then. When reading the book, I was impressed by how much has been forgotten regarding the history and what was in the land – the cities, the roads, etc. I think the worse thing forgotten was/is the people, and they have suffered. I am glad to be working there to show them that God loves them, and I hope we can bring the compassion of God with us as we serve them humbly, as best we can. (I am thankful for these pictures from the Diospi-Suyana website.)
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has born? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me!” (Isaiah 49:15-16) This is the verse that popped into my mind when reading your latest blog! I pray for the people in Peru to know their God has not forgotten, and never will forget them! I feel confident that they will see and feel the love of Jesus as you befriend them!