Gamaliel's Mission to Yauyos
Gamaliel Church recently took its second mission trip! They traveled to the Peruvian province of Yauyos, where they served in the towns of San Jeronimo and Chocos.
Here are a few words from Pastor Sergio before their trip:
One of the things that I have learned -- and it has not been easy -- is where the Lord was leading us for our mission grip this year. In the first week of October, the Lord guided me to go to Huaráz with my wife Felicitas and my daughter Génesis to look for a mission field. It seemed like it was the right place, but we realized when we arrived in the village that it was not God's will for us to go there. Various things happened, and we went back to Pachacutec. We prayed to the Lord and He led us to another mission field: Yauyos (a province of Lima), approximately 95 miles (7 hours by bus through the mountains). The small villages there are called Chocos and San Jerónimo. In San Jeronimo I was able to meet Pastor Pedro, who is 75 years old. I was really struck by his enthusiasm, his heart for Jesus, and his vision to do missions. They are also constructing a House of God (their church), as you can see in the photos. They would like us to help them with that. We will go on our mission trip December 6-8.
Pastor Sergio and the missionaries from Gamaliel shared the Gospel in San Jeronimo and Chocos as they visited homes, met with church members at the local churches, and put on programs for children. They also brought donations of clothing and Christmas gifts to distribute to the families in the community. How beautiful to see Gamaliel's heart for missions and for serving others!
Please continue to pray for Gamaliel as they explore what it means to serve the Lord in their church family, their community, and beyond!
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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.