Tuesday, August 13 (Steve Gibbs)
Machu Picchu is unique in so many ways. Whenever Peru is mentioned, Machu Picchu is the first thing that people associate with it. It is the “Lost City of the Incas”. And its mystique was experienced by our mission team.
We had a scare as Micah cut his lip while we were in line for the bus that was leaving the site. Thankfully the bleeding was quickly stopped and Micah got back to being his happy self. For that we are glad!
Leaving Machu Picchu we went for lunch and then the thermal baths before leaving on the train to return to the Sacred Valley and then driven back to Cusco. More than anything this trip has been an amazing encounter between the folks from our church and the folks here. I am humbled by what God is doing in our midst and I look forward to what He will do in the future through the partnership of LMC and the Peruvian national Mennonite church.
Tuesday, August 13 (Shelby Gruber)
We spent the day at Machu Picchu. The highlight for me was imagining how the Inca Indians lived and prospered in such a secluded area as well as seeing buildings and temples that have lasted for hundreds of years.
I have enjoyed exploring a country that I thought I would never see in person which has turned out to be an experience of a lifetime. Something I have learned about myself through this experience is working in harmony with a large group of people was something that I am not used to but learned that I can do.