Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Peru with Heifer International

K- We had an amazing opportunity to visit Peru with Heifer International on one of their Study Tours. Two of our new friends, Noland and Bryan blogged extensively here and I would love for everyone to visit their site.

Heifer's cornerstone principle of "Passing on the Gift" is alive and well in Peru. I was completely awe struck by the welcome and the treatment we received. We were outsiders in the communities we visited but we were treated as honored guests and smothered with hugs and food. The scenery and culture was amazing but the real treasures we discovered in Peru were the people.

While in Peru, we attended two Passing on the Gife Ceremonies. Here, sheep were shared in Acopia.

We later attended perhaps the highest Pass on Ceremony ever in the "hills" of Pacchant, 15,500 feet above sea level. More than the elevation left us breathless at this event.

As I peruse my photographs, words are failing me. It was an amazing experience. Perhaps I will be more eloquent after a little time has passed.

Until then, please view a the promotional video that Heifer made from some of the footage from our trip. It is here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010