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Peru - Summer 2018

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PLACE:  Trujillo, Peru

DATES:  July 13-21

COST:  $2500-3000/person (includes community project, airfare, and lodging/food)

LEADER: Victor Martinez (victor@redeemersa.org) and Bernard Hildebrand  (bernard.hildebrand@gmail.com).

APPLICATION: Fill out the required Short Term Mission Trip Application HERE.


WHAT TO EXPECT

Possible trip schedule:

  • Friday: Arrive in Lima, Peru between 10 pm and midnight. Arrive at Hotel in Lima.
  • Saturday: See a little bit of Lima and have a chance to do some souvenir shopping. Catch afternoon flight from Lima to Trujillo.
  • Sunday: Worship at a local churches; lunch with mission team; rest and orientation.
  • Monday to Friday: Breakfast in hotel; work on construction and in medical clinic (until 2:00pm or so). Lunch at local church; afternoon Vacation Bible School; dinner in Missionary Homes.
  • Friday: Leave hotel around 4:00pm.  Fly from Trujillo to Lima.  Normally arrives around 7 pm. Dinner in airport. Flight back to US usually leaves between 11:00pm and 2:00am.
  • Saturday: Arrive back to US.

THE TEAM

The ministry team that has invited us to join them in Peru for a short-term mission trip is called Peru Mission. Peru Mission is a strategic facilitator of urban church planting and Christian community development in Peru. They plant missional churches, raise up Christian leaders and develop transformational institutions. These vibrant, reformed churches are actively involved in bringing God’s justice, mercy, and peace to the world around them. You can read their Philosophy of Mission for a broader context of why and how they have undertaken this important ministry.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Trujillo is a city on the northern Peruvian coast of roughly one million inhabitants. Located in the dry, coastal desert, Trujillo was one of the first cities established by the Spanish in Peru, and is considered by many to be the second-most important city in the country. Boasting eleven colleges and universities, and a deep-water port, Trujillo is the educational and economic capital of northern Peru.

The community where much of our service will take place is called La Esperanza. Translated as “Hope”, La Esperanza is a huge district stretching for miles outside of the city of Trujillo. The district owes its incredible growth to the thousands of immigrants from the interior who come to Trujillo seeking work. Although things are looking up for Peru’s economy, many Peruvians still struggle to survive, and there are many people in La Esperanza who lack the very thing for which the district is named.

Missionaries are bringing true esperanza to this district, however, in the person of Jesus Christ, through the faithful preaching of His gospel. Peru Mission works with three congregations in the district, as well as mercy ministries in medical care and economic development.

BACKGROUND

In 2000, Wes Baker, Brad Ball, Bill Bradford, and Alonzo Ramírez began the work of planting churches in the Andean city of Cajamarca in northern Peru. In 2001, Baker and Ball relocated to the coastal city of Trujillo as a strategic move toward a more central location in the region. They were followed in 2006 by Bradford. Since then, the Peru Mission team has grown to include several more missionaries and missionary families, as well as many Peruvian ministry leaders and team members. Several more churches have been planted, others have partnered with the mission, and many ministries have sprung up, including mercy ministry, seminary, and university ministry. To learn more about Peru Mission please visit their informative website.

“For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11

If you have questions please contact Victor Martinez (victor@redeemersa.org)