Excursion to Pisco

Today the team took a three-hour drive south to Pisco. Thankfully, we had a nice big comfortable two-story tour bus for the trip! The excursion afforded us an excellent opportunity to view the rugged scenery along the Peruvian coast. The barren hills and desert landscapes bore testimony to the small amount of rainfall this area gets every year.

During our first stop at a large school we were able to meet and encourage a group of Peruvian young ladies. David shared about the importance of making wise choices using the illustration of a block tower. One wrong choice made poor Derek and the entire tower on which he was standing to come crashing down. 🙂 Many received Christ as their personal Savior as a result of our visit.

Pisco is still recovering from a major earthquake that hit in August of 2007. We received a tour of a hospital that played a major part in the recovery efforts. Col. Tanner and the ALERT team continued plans for giving training that would help them to be more effective in disaster preparedness.

Our team made quite a spectacle trying to get everyone lined up for a group picture in the Pisco town square. But afterwards we got to spontaneously sing “Cuan Grand es El” (“How Great Thou Art”) to the gathered crowd.

The day concluded with a delicious dinner at a secluded ranch and an exciting, last-minute shopping excursion in downtown Lima. Tomorrow we head home!

Please pray for God’s wisdom and blessing on the many initiatives that have begun as a result of this trip!


  1. Michael October 31, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    We are rejoicing with you, Robert! And I know we’ll be rejoicing all the more when you get the time to tell us all the other details you couldn’t post here!

  2. Shirley Alt November 1, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Robert and James, I have prayed for you and the team on this trip. Thanks so much for being so faithful to post when you could. The countryside is beautiful and the spiritual work you and the team have accomplised glorifies the Lord and His Word and I am thrilled to be a part of it in praying for you all. How America needs more teams like you, and the Godly character you all display.
    Robert you will remember us from the Health Conferences and the last homeschool conference. May God continue to pour out blessing on you both. Love you much.

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