• 20150923_153414
    New Hope Peru

    La panadería

    Great news! Some generous souls have contributed a lofty sum to the children’s home this past week, and we will be finishing the bakery.…

    September 28, 2015
  • 01c5df_e016b64423d6a8c237ac158d3b8cc3fd.jpg_srb_p_888_600_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srb
    New Hope Peru

    The community of new hope.

    When you hear the term “children’s home” it’s easy to quite literally imagine one home with a bunch of children in it. Yeah? Well, the community of New Hope is a bit different.…

    September 21, 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
  • 20150924_161458
    New Hope Peru


    Elizabeth is nine years old. Her hair is just past her shoulders and is as dark as Snow White’s. She has eyes like mocha. When she smiles her eyes can’t help but mostly close.…

    September 11, 2015
  • 20150902_124957

    San Camilo.

    Yesterday my classmate and I went on our first field trip. We visited San Camilo which is a giant market in the center of Arequipa.…

    September 5, 2015
  • 20150911_171814

    Being sick in the developing world.

    If you know me, you know that I’m desperate a.) If I step foot in a pharmacy and/or b.) If I actually purchase medicine from said pharmacy. Well, today I was desperate.…

    September 3, 2015
  • 20150903_134012

    A few small updates.

    Before we came to Peru I was excited about the idea of sharing every adventurous moment with you all.  Last night I was looking at our blog space though and noticed it’s been a couple…

    August 29, 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