The ancient Incan civilization of Machu Picchu tells the history of the Peruvian people. Their traditions date back millennia, but Peru’s future is poised for change.
Filled with jaw-dropping terrain, Peru is one of the most bio-diverse countries on Earth. Peru’s landscape includes the lofty peaks of the Andes, vast coastal deserts and the lush, tropical rain forests of the Amazon Basin.
The birthplace of several proud, ancient civilizations, present-day Peru is home to an incredible assortment of indigenous groups that blend into a unique and beautiful culture.
Sadly, the people of Peru struggle with high levels of poverty and class inequality. Government corruption hinders Peru’s economic development and the people face many intractable problems such as teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and crime (particularly theft).
Difficult circumstances have created a strong hunger for hope.
You will be working with YWAM in Iquitos and Nauta: this includes reaching out the families from the Amazon river and beyond.
Day to day this will look like putting on VBS, playings sports with the locals, teaching English, doing evangelism through drama, sharing your testimony, or house visits. and perhaps a little bit of construction.
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