I would like to share with you guys about our recent trip up into Manu Park. Manu Park is one of the largest national parks in the world, and is highly protected for it's rich biodiversity. The villages that we go to in Manu Park are Tayacome, Yomibato, Cacoahuatal, and Maizal. We spend the majority of our time in Tayacome and Yomibato since they are much larger. Eber and Eliana are from Yomibato(see last post). It takes four full days of travel in canoe to get to Yomibato from Puerto Maldonado.
|Pastor Octavio with the villagers in Tayacome. He has a big heart for these people|
One of the nights when it rained a lot in Tayacome, our boat got taken with the current. We woke up, and the boat was gone. It was a bit scary to be in the middle of the jungle without a boat. Fortunately a villager in Tayacome let us borrow his boat to go down river. We finally found it several miles downriver, and the only thing that was damaged was a little bit of the roof. God was definitely looking out for us. After that we were able to make it back to camp, load up, and make it to our destination(Yomibato) by 3:30.
|A sweet Machiguenga couple in Yomibato|
|Translating for Dr. Ginger in Yomibato|
|Hanging out with John Politano (middle) in Yomibato|
Here is an article that tells some of the history of Manu Park.
Bear in mind that this is written from an anthropological perspective and not a Christian perspective.
We continue to work with Eber and Eliana. We have come close to reaching our goal in support for them.
|Reuben making a roof|
|Making clothes in Tayacome|
|Running water in the village that you can drink from:)|
Installed by Casa de los Ninos