Peru is another adventure that mission mindedly hit me in the face with stats that makes me want to help more along with prior trip info from my Catie. Health care system is very difficult to obtain unless you are among the wealthy or have a family member in the medical field. If you are an expat looking for medical or dental treatment then yes it is much cheaper than in USA along with all the perks to house you while recovering.
While extended families are valued in Peru with multiple generations sharing a single home, many nuclear families have been torn apart by addiction, infidelity and other addictions. Peruvians have less than fourteen percent enrollment in universities and these kids have no desire to see their country change. The poverty level in Peru is at 31 percent as of 2010 however Peru economy is heavily driven by Agricultural and Mineral. The Government of Peru is organized as a constitutional republic with free speech as a protected right. There is virtually no persecution toward the church form the government or Peruvians in general, for me this is a very good thing … the information above is what made me want to help.
No trip to Peru is complete until you visit:
1. Machu Picchu: estate was built around 1450 and most outlying buildings have been built to provide tourists with a better idea of what the structures originally looked like. About thirty percent of Machu Picchu has been reconstructed in 1976 with construction continuing.
2. Cotahuasi: Landscapes is simple AWESOME here from the rivers at the bottom of the canyon to the cold desert areas of the summits. This region is rich with culture and tradition which is preserved by the Ancient Andean people.
3. La Esperanza: in the Trujillo Province which borders the north and beautiful mountainous area! Views are simply breath taking and such a quaint place that most would enjoy one day there … just say.en!
4. Lima: The Capital and Largest city in Peru located in the valleys and rivers. The central coastal part of the country overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Lima is home to one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the New World!
By now you are thinking … come back to the light Brenda, what about the Red High Heels! Well that all came from one of the Daily Inspirational devotions and my LOVE for high heels, see my family is tall even my Sister is 5 foot 11 inches and Brothers along with Dad over 6 foot! So I always wanted to be like them but God made me like my Momma, 5 foot 1 inch and YES that 1 inch matters!
Fashion gurus tell us red high heels will spice up any outfit and make us feel better no matter what type of day we are having. While fashion trends are fun and make us look current in our style or well groomed, was it not Jesus that taught us not to place our treasure in physical things like our bodies or clothes. Jesus promises to provide for us even when we cannot see the end of the current story of life.
Shoes scuff, necklaces break, fabric or styles change but True Beauty comes from within, when we allow God to dress our spirit in robes of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control (my toughest one) the our inner beauty will FAR OUTSHINE those Red High Heels or for me our height.
This was powerful to me the one who tries to always serve and share Jesus, so until next time join me in trying harder to allow God to dress my spirit … again just say.en!
Keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is! Brenda 🙂