The mountains of Peru…

29 Jan

We would like to introduce you to our new friends, Ade and Rachel and their two sons, Daniel and Luis. Their family is based here in the mountain town of Huaraz, Peru. They work with Wycliffe Bible Translators, distributing Bibles to the small Quechua villages around Huaraz. For the past 40 years Wycliffe has been in this region working on translating the New Testament to the various dialects of Quechua. In 2007 the translation was complete and thousands of copies were made of the Bible in Quechua.

Quechua are an indigenous people group to Peru descended from the Inca empire. They share a lot in common with other native groups also located in the highlands of Ecuador and throughout the Andes.

Ade and Rachel spend their time working with a local Quechua organization teaching literacy amongst the villages and training pastors in the Bible. After teaching reading and writing in the villages, they have the chance to distribute the Bibles and start groups to study the Word of God. Ade was formerly a mountain guide and enjoys trekking into the far off mountain villages.

Their family invited us to their mountain farm yesterday. We drove about 30 minutes up into the mountains, parked the car and hiked about 40 minutes up further into the mountains. The views were breathtaking…the elevation was breathtaking, too! (We were hiking at about 13,000 feet.) As we hiked, we passed “old-school” farming with a plow, mule and men in a field. It was like stepping back hundreds of years.

Don and Isaiah had the chance to fly-fish in one of the mountain lakes and taught Daniel how to fly-fish as well. They caught 7 trout for our lunch and we carried those back to the house to fry up for lunch over the wood-fire stove. It truly was an authentic Quechua experience!
We love seeing first-hand how God is at work throughout Peru and sharing these experiences with you. Thanks for reading and traveling with us….


Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “The mountains of Peru…

  1. Herb and Gail Smiley

    January 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm



    January 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    How beautiful – sure brings back memories! We wish we were there!!!:) Enjoy that area for us. What your friends do in training the Quecha sounds like Don Sr’s vision was. Lord certainly has been leading you.

    What a witness of faith

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Mary Schrock

    January 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Great post. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Nathan Johnson

    April 6, 2014 at 2:46 am

    how great is our God ! thanks so much for allowing us this blessed privilege to travel via media with you on this awesome mission trip!
    Bless You
    Nathan & Regina Johnson


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