Monday, May 4, 2009


This mystery place is Lima, Peru. Some of you out there got it! Way to go!!! The architecture is amazing, and it is both extremes. Very poor- to very rich.

Photo 1- The Governor's Palace
Photo 2- Homes on a hillside. They paint them with bright colors because the town is so smog-ridden. Most vehicles are diesel-powered. Choke-choke! The air quality was horrible.
Photo 3-The view from the hotel we stayed in.
Photo 4- the Post Office....didja hear me? THE Post Office, as in THE ONLY POST OFFICE in Lima. If someone mails something to you, you go get it, and hope no one stole it before you get there.
Photo 5- A large Catholic Church near the square. The churches there are incredible!
Photo 6- A building on the should see it in person.

Went to Lima on a medical mission trip last summer (Heather Cherry too, who is fluent in Spanishola) and our team treated 525 children that week. To say that it was a life-changing experience just doesn't cut it. We saw people who do not bathe, not because they don't have running water- they don't HAVE WATER, and they don't have any money to buy it or means of bartering for it. We met people who LIVE IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE, huts, sleeping on the ground. Others live in cardboard houses in the city. We met children who live among the trash heeps in the city dump and hunt for plastic all day and sell it just to be able to eat THAT DAY. And that was not the worst of it. I saw things I never thought in my life I would ever see. And I met the most loving, grateful culture of people I have ever met. And you know what? I will go back and do it all over again.....Let me tell you friends, we are a blessed country in SO many ways. If you ever get a chance to go on a mission trip of some kind, you know- outside your comfort zone (after the Swine Flu bizniz has been addressed), please think about it. You can do something for someone less fortunate than yourself, and you will find that you have changed for the better . Reminder- WASH YOUR HANDS, & COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE! This has been a Public Service Announcement presented by Ima Onamysobocks. There. I'm done. Happy MM!


  1. Ima Onamysobocks. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  2. My Church does one to the Dominican Republic every year. Changes everyone who goes on it for the better, I think.


  3. My college roommate was in Iraq for a year. When he came back he said "there are no poor people in America". Sounds like the same comparison. God bless ya!

  4. I am so thankful for everything that we have. Lord, give me the strength to never complain and to be ever mindful of those who are less fortunate.

  5. Great blog my friend! I was just thinking, this week about our time on the roof.....keep writing! It's good stuff.