Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The article intro that never was

Hi all! I'm writing an article for an upcoming ministry newsletter and came up with a FANTASTIC introduction that a) totally doesn't work, b) might gross people out, and c) eats up way too many words for my 500 word limit (besides, it wouldn't allow me to use this great picture!).

But since I'm so proud of it (taking into account its rough form still), I wanted to share it here:

If I were to make a list of reasons not to form a ministry partnership in Peru, I would probably include one of the culinary delicacies of this culture, spit-roasted guinea pigs. Much as you would see hot dogs for sale from a street vendor in New York City, Peruvians can purchase guinea pigs ("cuy") from vendors as they wander the streets shopping or at a carnival (or in a nice restaurant). But the list of reasons to form ministry partnerships in Peru far outweighs 10,000 guinea pigs (or more, since they’re not very big). In fact, the ingredients make a perfect combination – even better than Peru’s famous and delectable ceviche.

btw, Peru and the Guinea Pig have a long and special relationship (supposedly gp's originated in the Andes mountains). For a nice and quick article about Peru and their gp's, here's one from CBS. Don't miss the part about how Spanish colonizers made Peruvian Indians copy European art, and the Indians added their own touches -- which is how churches in Lima and Cuzco ended up with paintings of the Last Supper where Jesus and the disciples are feasting on cuy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the head sup. This is insane.