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Monday, February 18, 2013

State Department warning

Many of you may have read over the weekend that the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Peru. This warning cited a credible threat for kidnappings of U.S. and other foreign tourists and residents. We found out about this threat last week, and are taking precautions accordingly. Thankfully, Cusco is about the safest place in Peru for foreigners. The Peruvian government created a police force solely to protect tourists, as this is one of the primary sources of foreign currency into their economy. Millions of travelers pass through here on their way to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Though we are not overly concerned for our safety, we are staying away from tourist areas and generally being more careful. We always appreciate your prayers, knowing that we are always guarded by our Heavenly Father and trusting in His protection.

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