The Country that has Captured my Heart


That is the country that has captured my heart.

Today, July 28, is Peru’s Independence Day. I always like to celebrate it by having my favorite Peruvian dish: lomo saltado. If you check my previous July 28th entries you will find the recipe.

Today I want to honor Peru by showing you some of its most precious treasures. And it is not the gold, which Peru is known for having a lot of. When Francisco Pizarro, the invader from Spain took the Inca Atahualpa prisoner, Atahualpa promised him a room filled with gold for his freedom! Go to Wikipedia and read about it under Ransom Room.

Peru’s treasures are its children, the future of this beautiful country. People like to go to Machu-Picchu, one of the modern wonders of the world. I’ve never had the privilege to go there. But I have worked with Peruvian children for many years. I love them!

My “kids” are now grown and have children and grandchildren. Here are some of the children of today, the leaders of tomorrow. Who knows? One of these might be a future President?!

Please pray for Peru’s greatest treasure—the children!

¡Que viva el Perú! ¡Que viva!



About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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