Central Amazon Jungle, Peru
Journey to Peru
Home to grand panoramas full of color and vibrancy, Peru is a harvest field of vast complexity. While you are here you will get to serve God while being in awe of your surroundings. 32 million people call this place home, while only around 12% of the population live in the Amazon jungle.
This team’s focus is to serve a native people group in the central Amazon jungle. This people group was reached by Wycliffe missionaries in the 60s, but the spiritual awakening has since faded and the church is older and dying. For the past several years they have focused on theological training for the pastors of these small churches, but are now transitioning their focus to the younger generation. Few are engaged in the church and as this generation becomes increasingly connected with the outside world with the arrival of electricity and internet, this team desires to see them prepared to take on these changes with the truth of the gospel.
Their ministry focuses on holistic care, recognizing that a person cannot be reached spiritually without first being cared for physically. Extreme poverty is real and while they focus on theological training and reaching the youth, priority is also given to projects focused on bringing clean water and on health education to address physical needs.
To engage the next generation this team teaches English and religion classes at several local high schools. In the mornings you will join them in sharing at three local high schools. This includes not only English and religion, but also topics related to community health and development. After school they seek to build relationships through soccer training and camps, volleyball, and other outlets. Whatever your skills and passions, they will work together to use them to engage with and disciple the youth in order to reach this next generation! All of this aims to engage, disciple and build a future for the youth in these communities. The vision of the team is to see an indigenous movement of healthy churches resulting in Gospel transformation in the next generation, for the glory of God in the central Amazon jungle of Peru. Come join us in Peru!
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