I want to thank everyone for the amazing amount of support we have received over the last 24 hours! The money that has been donated towards our recovery and safe return is more than we could have asked for. The calls to government officials and to the American Embassy in Peru have been a tremendous help to get things moving on our end. They are kicking ass trying to take care of our needs right now. We have received wonderful contacts within the country for medical and legal services. Any future help is best received by keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
We have also received a great amount of support and disbelief from Peruvians over this incident taking place in their country. We would like to express that we too are in disbelief. We have spent two amazing months in this country before this incident and cannot say we met a single other sole that wasn’t warm and welcoming to us. There are bad people everywhere in the world, in every country, just as there is good everywhere in the world. We just happened to enter in to the wrong place at the wrong time. We in no way reflect this situation on the country as a whole and hope that others will react in the same manner.
Right now we are all working towards several goals, with the highest priority being on our safety and health. Jenny will be on a return flight home as soon as possible, and Jed and I too are looking to leave the country as soon as possible. We have yet to decide by what means this will be, but we will in no way go in a direction that we feel will jeopardize our safety. There are many hoops we need to jump through before we get to that point. I can say though, that we will be home sooner rather than later as originally planned.
Again we appreciate everyone’s tremendous support and concern for us. We feel truly blessed by all of it. Just knowing that there are so many out there who care has helped us come a long way mentally. We can feel your strength behind us and it has provided us with a renewed strength, pushing us through this situation. For this we cannot express our gratitude enough.