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August 2010

the C U S C O
c h r o n i c l e s
Introduction Monthly Activities Supporter’s Spotlight News and Notes
Summary of our recent Preview of upcoming events A list of our supporters with a A timeline of our upcoming
construction campaign related to our church launch & photo of Cusco and a special events as well as other prayer
recent photos Peruvian recipe requests for our work
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W h e n c h o o s i n g t h e n a m e fo r o u r n e w
congregation, we were reminded of a Quechua
word that brings to mind an ancient concept that
applies beautifully to a family of Christians. Barton, Allison, and Cole Kizer
Just two weeks ago, our mission team hosted our first campaign
here in Cusco. It went amazingly well, and much progress was Overseen by the Chase Park Church of
made in our work. The group of over 30 workers that came Christ in Huntsville, Alabama
was made up of a mix of different supporting congregations from each family and we really
liked how that worked out as far as bringing our supporters together to work as a team just as we
have come to Peru to work as a team. We were blessed to not only have the group work with us
Mailing Address in Cusco:
on getting our new building ready for our first worship service, but to give aid to some of the
flood victims from earlier this year as well as some of the area orphanages. The group worked Barton Kizer
together to build two houses in Lucre, which was hit heavily by the floods, as well as one in P.O. Box 707
Cusco. Although Cusco is very much a “middle class” type of city, you don’t Cusco, Peru
have to go too far outside its borders to find many living in extreme poverty.
As Christians, we are obligated to help those in need, and as a
congregation we want to follow Christ’s example of love and
compassion. I believe we made great strides in this effort through the
generosity of those involved with our construction campaign, and we
established some relationships that we hope to continue throughout our
work here.

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As you can see on the previous page, we now have a church name and logo!
While we plan to have our inaugural service on October 26th, roughly a year
from our arrival date, we have decided to have several “preview” services
leading up to our “grand opening” service at the end of October. While all
our meetings that involve worship to God are equally important, these first
services will serve as a means to practice our services in Spanish as well as to
introduce our church to the community. The first one of these preview
services will be held Sunday, August 15th, so we are in full gear preparing for Cultural Corner: Peruvian Cuisine
it. Between our monthly preview services, we will have what we are calling We follow a blog about life here in Peru (written in
“comeback events” which will take place the Saturday following each service. English) called . They have a
They will be a way for our visitors to have fun and get to know each other. great publication for free download from their site
The week before our inaugural service, a campaign group will come down to called 101 Reasons to be Proud
help us prepare, as well as join us for a time of worship and celebration as we of Peru, and this article is
begin officially meeting together to worship as a new congregation. taken from that publication.

Peruvian cooking is famous

throughout the world for its
variety of flavors, dishes and
original ingredients. Being a
country with a large fishing
industry, there are many highly
creative dishes based on fish and shellfish. The most
frequently encountered basic ingredients in
Peruvian food are: rice, potatoes, chicken, pork,
mutton and fish. The majority of dishes also include
one or more types of chili pepper: yellow, red, limo or
rocotto. Other ingredients native to the country are
potatoes and tomatoes, familiar to ancient
Peruvians and taken by the Spanish to Europe. Peru
has 468 typical dishes making it – according to the
Guinness Book of Records – the world’s most varied
gastronomy. Emblematic dishes include:
cebiche prepared up and down the coast,
Creole dishes (stir -fried beef and chilied
chicken), pachamanca from the Andes
and “juane” from the jungle.

Strengthening Friendships
While it was difficult to have Charla away from us while she waited to give
birth, we are so happy to have her back now along with baby Gabriela! We had
a fun baby shower for her when she got back, and the next day we also
celebrated our first 4th of July as a team here in Peru. In June, we were blessed
with the opportunity to spend several days with the two other mission teams
here in Peru (in Lima and Arequipa), and we look forward to future retreats
together, sharing stories and watching all of our kids grow up together.

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Recipe of the Month

Suspiro a la Limeña

You’ll find this dessert more often in the Lima region (a

Limeña is a woman from Lima), and it’s a very tasty, very
sweet custard-style dessert.
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups white sugar
5 egg yolks, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
Our Monthly Supporters
1 pinch ground cinnamon
We are so thankful to all of those who are partnering with us in the
In a saucepan over low heat, stir together the evaporated
work in Cusco. We feel that God will be able to do great things through
milk and 2 cups of sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring
occasionally, until the mixture is thick enough for you to the work in Peru, and we are so grateful for all those helping us with
see the bottom of the pan when you stir, about 25 that opportunity.
•Chase Park Church of Christ, Huntsville, Alabama
Slowly stir in the sweetened condensed milk, pouring in a
very thin stream. Pour a small amount of the hot milk •Ashville Road Church of Christ, Leeds, Alabama
mixture into the egg yolks, and then slowly pour back into •9th Avenue Church of Christ,
the saucepan in a thin stream while stirring vigorously. Haleyville, Alabama
Mix in the vanilla. Run the mixture through a sieve or
strainer, into individual ramekins or heatproof custard •Adamsville Church of Christ,
cups. Set aside. Adamsville, Alabama
In a separate saucepan, stir together 1 cup of sugar and •Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ,
water. Bring to a boil, and cook until the mixture can spin Birmingham, Alabama
a thin brittle thread off the spoon. Remove from the heat.
•Hoover Church of Christ, Hoover,
In a large bowl, whip egg whites with an electric mixer
until they can hold a stiff peak. Drizzle in the sugar syrup Alabama
while whipping on low speed until fully incorporated. •Hamilton Church of Christ, Hamilton,
Then, mix on medium speed until the meringue is cold. Alabama
This will prevent it from separating. Spoon onto the cups
of custard to serve, and top with a light dusting of ground •Jimmy and Judy Finney, Howe, Texas

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Upcoming Events


August 15: First Preview Service September 1-14: Visit from Allison’s Parents October 3: Third Preview Service
October 4-9: Girls travel to Brazil for Ladies’
Missionary Conference

August 28: First Comeback Event September 12: Second Preview Service October 16: Third Comeback Event
October 18-24-Campaign Group here for our
Official Launch

September 25: Second Comeback Event October 26: Inaugural Service

Other Prayer Requests

• The relationships we have built
with some of the people here
•Those devastated by the floods
•Thanksgiving for Charla and
Gabriela joining the team again
•The other mission teams
working in Lima and Arequipa
• The continued health and
happiness of the kids on the team
•Thanksgiving for the daily
blessings we enjoy here in Cusco
•Thanksgiving for all those who
helped with our first campaign
•Safe travel for friends and family
Monthly Bible Verse: Proverbs 19:17 (Proverbios 19:17) who come for a visit
He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done. • Our supporting churches and
Servir al pobre es hacerle un préstamo al Señor; Dios pagará esas buenas acciones. financial partners

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