I have just recently returned from missions this summer in Peru. I will be able to post until the rest of this month, until the next mission in Brazil in August. There were 2 missions this summer:
1. CU Boulder Environmental Solidarity Trip. This trip consisted of 18 students from CU Boulder who worked in the shanty towns of Lima to build a park and a set of cement steps to reach newly built homes. A great summary is given in this video below by Patty and Meghan, two of the trips participants, who also share about their faith experience.
2. Catholic Mission to Ayaviri. This trip was a smaller, all men trip to a remote location on the Peruvian Altiplano. Pichacani describes a vast rural area with about 30-50 families, and we were based at the school which receives children who need to walk up to 3hr a day or even ride horses to arrive from home to their isolated homes. Our project consisted in catehcesis and faith formation for kids and adults, as well as assisting in installing irrigation systems and electricity to the school. Below some pics.