On Saturday we took a day trip outside of Lima. It was an hour and a half bus ride, taking us to what seemed like the edge of nowhere. We then hopped into mottos (a motor cycle with a bench in the back for passengers) that carried us up to the top of a huge sand hill. I have never seen so much sand in my entire life. Lima is located in the desert, but with every square inch of it covered in concrete it is easy to forget what it would look like with out all the buildings and roads. Saturday reminded us that we live in a concrete covered sandbox. When we traveled out of the city we were able to see clearly the signs of the dessert in which we live. The kids had a blast playing in the sand, and I am still finding traces of their fun. We enjoyed lunch with some Peruvian friends who own a restaurant in the neighborhood we visited. They are in the process of planting a church here.
We found some kids on the local playground and Lily was thrilled.
Geoff is standing where a new church will be built this week by some missionary friends.
Doing dishes to prepare for lunch...no running water here.
Here is the motto we took to reach our friend's house/restaurant.
In front of our friend's restaurant/house