Today, God is powerfully at work in this part of the world and there is a tremendous receptivity to the gospel among the Peruvian people. The people of Peru are looking for hope and are responding to the gospel in great waves. A primary objective of your team will be to partner with growing churches in the area to build their ministries and support God’s work through them.
What You Will Do:
You’ll have a opportunities to participate in various outreaches like children’s ministry, feeding programs for the poor and hungry, visitations to a local orphanage, and sports evangelism at multiple sites. In addition, some teams will walk to mountain villages and conduct community outreaches in parks and squares to share Christ.
How You Can Pray:
- Pray that God will open up opportunities to share his love with the people of Peru.
- Pray that God will provide the Peruvian people with a sense of hope, despite the overwhelming poverty that surrounds them.
- Pray that God will go before you and soften the hearts of the Peruvian people who have rejected the gospel or might be resistant to your message of hope.
About This Location:
Peru is located in Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador. A country filled with jaw-dropping terrain, from the lofty peaks of the Andes mountains down to the vast coastal deserts and the hot, steamy rain forests of the Amazon Basin, Peru is a multiethnic nation. Once home to many proud civilizations, like the Incan Empire, the region is occupied with a large population of rural indigenous residents. Like many Latin American countries with similar cultural make-ups, Peru faces high levels of poverty and inequality. Decades of political unrest and pattern of economic volatility have left almost half the country at or below the poverty level. Chronic malnutrition of infants in rural areas remains significant, and educational quality is low by regional and international comparison. Major narcotic drug problems and trafficking have become part of the natural economy in Peru, penetrating the country through its border with Columbia. The country provides about two-thirds of the total cocaine produced in the world, increasing its ties to organized crime, guerilla insurgency movements, as well as increased drug addiction in the area.
Food & Lodging:
Meals and safe drinking water will be provided on site. Lodging will be provided in a guest house with bunks or at a small hotel. Lightweight bedding and towels are recommended.