Our next big mission trip is being planned for the June 2020 to Iquitos and the Amazon Jungle. This will again be an opportunity for us to share with the people there. The Black Lick United Methodist Church has already adopted a school on the Amazon River, it's name is Nueva Esperanza, which means New Hope. The Kunkle family, consisting of Frank and Bev Schweigert, Ray, Lisa and Hunter Kunkle, and Kathy and Ken Hullenbaugh have sponsored Santa Victoria. In the meantime, we will be collecting items to send to our village when we go this summer.
Below are pictures from the trip that Beverly and Becca Schweigert took on their trip in November 2013. We will be doing many of the same things on our next trip and cannot wait to go back!
In the city of Iquitos, we visited a special needs school and played with the kids. We then took 62 orphans schopping at the only department store in the city. They were able to spend 30 soles each on anything they wanted. It was a wonderful experience for all of us!
VILLAGES ON THE AMAZON
We visited 8 different villages while we were in the Jungle. We took gifts to four of the villages who were sponsored through the Adopt-A-School program by women in our group. We took bread and Chocolatada to others. We were treated to dancing and singing and wonderful entertainment by them all!
We were able to go on several jungle walks and listen to all of the natural sounds in the Jungle. We visited a Monkey Refuge, the Library in the middle of the Jungle and the Health Clinic used by many of the local villages.
The orphans when they got to Quispe, the department store. They were so excited!
One of the little boys in a village getting ready to put a necklace around Becca's neck.
After receiving a Bible written in Spanish, this gentleman immediately started reading it.
Peru Crew on an open boat ride on the Amazon River.
Our November 2013 Peru Crew
Since its creation in 1993, the Adopt-A-School program has grown from 10 schools to 56 communities, 106 schools, and over 3,500 teachers and students in the Peruvian Amazon.
For more information on the program and how you can adopt a school, please go to the Conapac website at: