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Saturday, April 28

New York Times Iquitos Journal: Simple, Devoted Lives on the Amazon: "The tragedy has been a major embarrassment for the Peruvian military and has led to the suspension of United States-Peruvian antidrug operations. But it does not appear to have weakened the ardor of the five remaining American missionary families who troll the Amazon around Iquitos on their houseboats for weeks at a time, playing gospel music from loudspeakers like pied pipers playing for souls." The story shows what a special kind of world these missionaries are living in. There are others that are pursuing a different approach.

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