We are counting down the days until our first mission trip of the year! We are looking forward to hosting a returning team of ladies from Wisconsin who will be working at Gamaliel Church in Pachacutec.
I can still remember back in 2010 when the ladies first contacted us about a mission trip. "We are just a small group of women," they told me. "Is there anything we can do in Peru?" I could hardly contain myself from screaming "YES!!!!!" At the time, we had been praying for months about the women's ministry in Pachacutec. We knew that there were many women who needed community and needed to hear about Jesus, but we weren't sure how we could help. The answer to our prayers came in the form of this small, but determined group of women from Wisconsin. The ladies put on women's workshops to reach out to the women in Pachacutec. It was truly a special week! (Click here to read more about their trip in 2011.) It was so clear that the Lord had called these women to Peru in His perfect timing.
This year a few of the ladies are back, and they are joined by a few more ladies who will be joining us for the first time. The ladies will be putting on the second edition of "Una Semana Para Nosotras" -- workshops to teach women about what it looks like to follow God as a women, a wife, a mother, and a friend. Our work starts on Saturday!
Please join us in praying that God will use this coming week to transform women and their families! We pray for meaningful relationships to be formed so that women can connect, encourage each other, and spur one another on.
Thank you, prayer warriors!
We sent an anonymous survey to pastors and church leaders who have served with us in Peru. Here's what they had to say about Living Missions Peru.
If you are going on a trip as a "Learning Opportunity," a chance to grow WITH those in Peru, Living Missions Peru is for you. If you are going to simply try to change the plight of another culture/community, pick another organization to go with. Our trips to Peru continue to cause us to grow with our partner church there and LMP has been instrumental in allowing this to happen."
"Living Missions Peru gives you an authentic Mission experience. I have been on trips that felt more like a vacation with a service day thrown in. The trips I have been on with LMP (to Pucallpa, Peru) have been life changing experiences where my team and I are in the local community, living among the people we are serving, and spending every day in Christ-centered fellowship and service."
"Always a top notch trip with Living Missions Peru. They are flexible with schedule and great at suggesting things. Never met a more professional small-staffed mission organization."
"I can't tell you how much this trip made an impact on everyone who went. We are so thankful! Overall our experience was fabulous...I look forward to working with you again!"
"You guys do an outstanding job from the time we arrive to the send-off at the airport! Thank you for making our job so much easier and meaningful!"
"I felt like I was very informed about the daily schedule before going on the trip. I loved the google document that we used. Thank you so much for working with me on leading my first mission trip! I am excited to see the future has in store for Living Missions Peru!"
"I really enjoyed the village and the church we worked with. I also loved the friendships I could continue growing with [the LMP staff]."
We have had the privilege of serving in Peru since 2003. We partner with four different ministries throughout Peru: two in the Lima area, one in the Andes mountains, and one in the Amazon jungle.