Hope in the Land of the Incas. Published by YWAM

To tell you the truth, I have not read this book yet.  But I probably will, and maybe we will add it to the kids reading list for school if we think it would be helpful for them to understand what is going here in Curahuasi.  Life is a constant wonder for them.  They are content, but they miss their family in the US.  They miss seeing their cousins and grandparents.  They wonder why Mom and Dad are sometimes being critical of a people we have come to serve (it is shamefully true Allison and I will complain about things that are probably just cultural differences.  It doesn’t make them easier to accept, and we should probably be more careful to discuss how we have problems with the culture in private.)  So I am hopeful when we read this book it will explain things well and we can share it with the kids.  Perhaps if you want an easy read of the story of Diospi Suyana or your kids are interested, you can read it yourself or share it with them.  From the hospital website.

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Janet und Geoff Benge from New Zealand have written many exciting books for young people. To date, a total of more than three million copies of their creative work has been sold. Their latest publication is a biography of Klaus-Dieter John, including extensive references to his wife Martina. Over the past two years, Janet and Geoff Benge have been following the missionary couple via email and telephone and went to see them in person. The result is a book in English language whose Spanish translation will be published in a few months’ time. Two weeks from now and against a donation you may order the book from our German office or order it direct as an ebook from Amazon.

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“It was totally dark. The lights in the city were turned off, and there were no street lamps, no neon signs, and no extra glow in shop windows. Klaus noticed that theirs was the only car on the road. How would they slip by the checkpoint? Klaus glanced at his wife Tina, whose eyes were shut in prayer. Suddenly he heard a thunderous crash, then saw a bright flash of light.”

Dr. John’s seemingly impossible vision of Diospi-Suyana, a world-class hospital for impoverished Peruvians deep in the Andes Mountains, was blessed by God to the end. Despite challenges in fund-raising, construction, moving his family from Germany, and countless roadblocks, Klaus’s dream was finally realized, bringing hope in a land loved by God. (1960-).

Janet and Geoff Benge: “Hope in the Land of the Incas”


1 thought on “Hope in the Land of the Incas. Published by YWAM

  1. Hi Caire Family!

    Thanks for your frequent, interesting posts. They help us understand what day-to-day life is like in Curahuasi for our son, John Washburn, and his family. They are also helpful as we share what God is doing among the Quechua people and those who serve them.

    I have read the book you reference below and found it fascinating, both for the biographical background on the Johns, and also for the Shell, Ecuador connection. My husband and I have served in a village east of Shell on several trips 2006-present. I agree that your children would enjoy the book—perhaps you will want to read it aloud as a family.

    Thanks for your service and for your diligence in posting for all of us “back home.”


    Marcia Washburn

    Marcia Washburn

    Building Tomorrow’s Generation




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