Our family is in Peru for two years to serve with Extreme Nazarene. We are living in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado supporting our team of 8 missionaries as 12 churches are planted here in 18 months! Please keep checking in to keep up on our our ministry and adventures in Peru!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Last weekend we went to an Alpaca museum and learned Alpacas, the process of turning their hair into yarn and we were able to see lots of beautiful items made from alapaca hair. It was a fun (free) time and we were able to learn a little more about the culture and this product that is a big deal here.
The best part (for Kai) was that they have 5 alpacas plus a baby one that was only 2 months old. We were able to go inside their pen and check them out up close and personal. I believe some were acutally llamas and some were alpacas...and I think one was a mix. Kai loved getting to pet them and I am happy to say none of them spit at us!

They had a beautiful display of a variety of colors of dyed yarn. What was really amazing was the natural things they used to make these colors: bugs, plants, minerals...you name it!

They had two women demonstrating the art of creating these beautiful tapestries. It typically takes them about a month and they do the whole pattern by memory. I was in awe...I was also in awe of the sweet little babe who sat so quietly with her mama.


Tracey said...

wow the colors are so vibrant! I would love to buy a hat from alpaca when I am there. Like always your pictures are awesome! How is the spanish going???

Shannon said...

Wow, what an experience you guys! I love the pictures, such beautiful colors, and you did a beautiful job capturing them. Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Hey there! My mom works at an Alpaca farm in Amity! They are pretty cool huh? I love that they are only about 100 lbs or so so they aren't very scary. :) Cute pictures! Taylor likes going to see them too. My mom said some of the Alpacas are like $20,000! Maybe you guys should breed them when you come back! :)