Ups and Downs in Hogar de Ancianos

Problems and opportunities are opposite sides of the same coin. C.S. Lewis said, “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before”. Hogar de Ancianos (literally senior citizens home) is located in Grocio Prado in the province of Chincha, Peru. There we’ve been experiencing ups and downs that are the emotional equivalent of riding the massive sand dunes in nearby Huacachina. The “ancianos” (senior citizens) are the “alegria” (happiness) of our work here in Peru. Juan de la Torre has an infectious laugh and a joyful spirit that bursts into the room and then seeks out and destroys whatever sadness…