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  • Parallel Circuit
    Bear Says New Hope Peru

    Homework Help

    Homework Help I was in the playground installing some bricks as edging around the border when Sofia came up to me and said, “Can you help me with some homework?” My first thought was,…

    November 9, 2015
  • Piedra Santa, Arequipa, Peru
    Peru Simplify

    Present Tense

    We need to be present tense people, and understand that our hope means waiting.…

    October 31, 2015
  • Awesome Sauce
    New Hope Peru

    Graduation Night Out Part 2

    See the results from our Graduation Night Out. As you probably we know, last week we had the awesome opportunity to take four girls out in celebration of their graduation, as well as to…

    October 31, 2015
  • 20151012_170307
    New Hope Peru

    Graduation Night Out

    I can’t express to you how deep my heart is for the children at New Hope Children’s Home. They have been through some of the most terrible things you can ever face as a…

    October 23, 2015
  • 20150918_191524-3
    52 Shabbat Bear Says


      I recently saw a meme on Facebook that said something to the effect of, “Rest is an expression of freedom.” It’s actually spot on when you think about it. Who gets to rest? If…

    September 19, 2015
  • Granadilla
    Bear Says

    Las Frutas

    The food in Peru is pretty much amazing. I haven’t had a bad meal yet, but more interesting is the individual foods that make South America unique. A lot of the fun in being…

    September 15, 2015
  • Arequipa monasatery
    Bear Says

    Finding an Apartment

    When we decided we were going to move to Arequipa, Peru we thought we would be able to get an apartment, furnished, for just a few hundred US dollars a month, maybe $400 tops.…

    August 20, 2015
  • 20150906_144225
    Bear Says


    A typical day in Arequipa is like a small child trying to count the coins they’ve saved up. They seem to not comprehend the number of the coins, nor the coin’s denominations. This is…

    August 18, 2015
  • Thanks for letting me borrow your photo, LCP.
    Bear Says


    When we arrived in Lima we had to get tickets to Arequipa. Sam and I both stood in separate lines to try to find the best price faster. We ended up going with LCPerú.…

    August 18, 2015