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Archive for April 2014

Easter Sunday, and Molinopampa’s 1st egg hunt..

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Easter mass was nice and finish with a white-robed baby coming out of the ceiling..  bouncing up and down on a strap that was quickly rigging up.  The baby seemed to have a fun time.  After flag raising, the fruits of several weeks of planning were seen as we got to run the town’s first ever Easter egg hunt.  Borrowed a couple rabbits to help with the story of the Easter Bunny and eggs, but the kids didn’t pay much attention.  When the doors opened to the school (where the rabbit visited) the 50-60 children went crazy looking for eggs and whatever treats where around.  Good time had by all and we think this Easter tradition may be here to stay..

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April 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

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Good Friday, de-nailing of Jesus and townwide stations of cross..

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Semana Santa is a big deal in Peru and we’re glad to have stuck around town to be apart of all the activities during the week.  Our house was choose as the 6th station of the cross (“Jesus carrying the cross”) during the town-wide station procession.  We had to decorate our corner real well and I got to read a passage and lead the prayer for the roaming crowd.  Finishing at the church w a long mass and interesting ‘de-nailing’ ceremony where they take the body of Christ and do another procession with the ‘coffin’ around the plaza.

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April 27, 2014 at 11:31 pm

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Palm Sunday, day of alot of walking..

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Because it was also the day chosen to celebrate physical fitness.  Nice Sunday scrolls in the mass procession, the ‘walk’ race with all the kids and health center, and finally delivering materials to a nearby annex for more cookstoves.

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April 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

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Yet another community obligation day..

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This time, flatting and adding better drainage to the soccer field ‘Colpar’..  which is where the first two latrines went up and has always been a popular spot to kick the ball around and especially watch the local team.

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April 17, 2014 at 6:55 am

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I didn’t realize doing public health involved making so many signs..

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Is what Andrea just admitted tonight.  Signs looking good nonetheless..

Mark, mark, marking away..

Mark, mark, marking away..

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April 12, 2014 at 6:29 am

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