Kyle returned home from Peru last Saturday after being gone for 9 days. He had an amazing trip and was blessed by the opportunity to serve those in need. He said it puts a lot of things in perspective and taught him a lot about how trivial some of our everyday problems are in comparison to the people in Peru. While he was there the group gave away 150 wheelchairs to those to could not walk. Kyle said some of them had laid on a floor in their home their entire lives and had to be carried by their family to where the group was at in hopes of getting a wheelchair. In one of the villages Kyle was able to pick up a young girl about 14 years old who had never been able to walk and help her into a wheelchair. He and his father were both touched by the moment. It must’ve been amazing to watch her face as she smiled joyfully knowing she was gaining mobility for the first time in 14 years and will forever remember Kyle as the person who handed her that gift. Our prayer is that God will not only touch her life, but he lives of others who received wheelchairs during their trip.
While the group was there they were also able to do some “touristy” stuff and visited Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. It was built around the year 1460, but was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a hundred years later, at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. It’s been said that it was the only city the Spanish conquistadors were unable to find when trying to take over during the Inca Empire.