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Peru Operación San Andrés (OSA) Summer 2016 Youth Mission Trip, Post #5

By Brian Chambers

On our first mission trip to Peru two years ago, our group was able to visit La Plaza de Armas, the beautiful area within Lima containing the Presidential Palace, Congress, and the Cathedral of Lima. Though we could walk around the cathedral’s impressive exterior, we were unable to enter.

However, this time our small group was fortunate enough to be allowed to enter this awe-inspiring building. Enormous sculptures of meticulously crafted wood and stone adorned several inlets within the main chamber of the cathedral, great care taken to perfect even the smallest aspects of the artwork. Our tour guide, Marta, took us into the crypt below the altar. Once in the crypt. our music minister, Carey Cannon, lined up the youth choir and we proceeded to sing “Esto Les Digo”. The sound of the music echoed through the catacombs, enhancing our voices. Other visitors to the cathedral came down the narrow stairs leading to the crypt, some with cameras in hand, to listen. The entire experience was extremely moving and unforgettable!

 

Brian Chambers is beginning his Freshman year at Texas A&M this Fall. He was active in band in high school, but this week is helping in the Discovery (science, art, gardening) and Recreation Classes at OSA. He is the son of Mark and Jeannie Chambers and the brother of Suzanne Chambers.


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