Mar9FriMarch 9, 2018 Enya Xue
My name is Enya Xue, and I am a grade 11 on the Mission Peru Team 2018. I’m just going to tell you guys a bit about our experience having been here for just over 24 hours.
So to start off, we arrived in Lima, Peru yesterday at about 1am. We then got on a bus at 3am to drive 10 hours to Trujillo, where we are now. Personally (and I’m sure the vast majority of the team will back me up on this), it didn’t really seem real that we were going to Peru until we got on the plane, (at that point there was no turning back!!) Many of us were nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but one thing was for sure: we are here to serve God, and no matter what he throws at us, we’ll be able to go through it all because we have Him on our side.
Fast forward 24 hours after arriving, we have now met some wonderful people, played with adorable, loving kids, helped chop down massive, spikey plants with machetes, shoveled and wheel barrowed tons of sand, and eaten an abundance of chicken and rice (which is always amazing, we didn’t know chicken could be cooked in so many different ways). We’re learning to choose joy in situations where we may be challenged to see things positively, and we are always trying to give 110% in everything that we do.
One big thing that we’ve noticed since getting here is that everyone is so happy. They may not have much, but they make up for it through the amount of joy and kindness in their hearts, because they have the most valuable, precious thing that many others don’t: their love for God.
We’re definitely really excited to see what the rest of the trip has in store for us. So far, it has already been incredibly life changing, and it’s only been a day!
Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.
This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.