A lot of times as a missionary it is easy to focus on the negative aspects of the country you serve in. I definitely have to watch myself with this. Some days it is just easier to focus on the negative – for me that usually tends to be Mondays! That being said, there are a lot of positives to living in Peru. One of those is that manual labor and technical labor are much cheaper than in the U.S. I was very glad of this when, as to my surprise, I found out our truck had a leak (that I couldn’t find) in one of the radiator hoses. I reluctantly called our mechanic. He came and picked up the truck from our house, kept it for about 24 hours, and brought it back to our house for a whopping $48. It was just a small hose but he had to take the top of the motor off to get to it and he ended up replacing one of the break hoses that he saw was about to bust. Now for this one “feel good” story I could give you a dozen more that did not end up with the same positive outcome. Here’s the thing though, wherever you might be serving the Lord – focus on the positive. Once you do, you’ll probably find that there are a lot of perks to living in the country that God has placed you.