Friday, March 18, 2011

Peru trip 2011 day 6 Tuesday

This morning we got up early and took a bus to Urubamba to check it out. It was about 1 ½ hours from Cuzco by bus. Now it is quite amazing how many people the Peruvians can jam into one bus. The bus started out empty but they were pushing them in the doors with force to get the door shut. We got to Urubamba and walked around the whole town. There was a crazy man who thought he was Jewish that was preaching in the plaza. We thought it was very cool at first but we couldn't understand what he was saying. Walter told us he was crazy and was preaching non-sense.

I did a card trick for a group of kids in the plaza and then shared the gospel with them. My Spanish is improving every day. I am forced to use Spanish only to communicate 12 hours a day and I'm really making progress. I still have a long way to go, but when I share the gospel they understand me. Walter answers any questions or clarifies any of my mistakes. We walked through the big market and Walter negotiated in Quechua for us. We would be getting ripped off so bad from everyone from taxi cab drivers to vendors if it wasn't for Walter. He is a good negotiator.

We walked down to a place to eat and we had a buffet of some sort. The food in Peru is very good and at times very cheap. Once in Limatambo the four of us at a huge lunch for 28 Soles which is about $7 for everyone. After lunch we walked around some more and gave out tracts and candy to kids. People in Peru are so open to tracts and talking about the gospel. Every time I give out tracts, and we have gave out over 300 so far, the people stop everything and read them fully. They are also wide open to talking all day about the things of God. We jumped on to a taxi, which one man was trying to get me to pay 50 soles for the trip but Walter talked to another guy and got it for 28 soles. We drove back through the beautiful Andes mountains for an hour or so. Matt slept while I stayed awake, or maybe it was the other way around. I have been really enjoying the fact that Matt can't speak Spanish. I have been playing many jokes on him. I will tell something to Walter about Matt in Spanish and then Walter and I laugh and Matt demands to know what I said. It is great fun. We got back and wandered the streets of Cuzco while Walter searched all the Ferreteria's for a 250V fuse that blew in my transformer for the computer. The fuse blew because my wife decided to plug her blow dryer into it (even though I told her not to) and the transformer only is for low wattage things like computers. Oh mi esposa.

We got the fuse some how and went back to the hostel and found a place to get on the internet to finally update the blog. Right now I'm getting very distracted writing this because I'm helping the lady and her cousin translate a paper in English and I am playing pranks on Matt. I always ask people in Spanish to ask Matt what he does for work. Matt then must try to explain taxidermy to Peruvians, which they can't comprehend. It is very funny. Matt is telling me he will get even when we get back to the States. Matt is now looking at head coverings for his wife (inside joke)

1 comment:

Tim Killillay said...

Hair dryer? Are you staying at the Ritz? I thought you were sacrificing all for Christ? LOL
We pray your trip will continues to be fruitful.