Jesus loves peru.

Our 2021 Take Back Black Friday offering went towards helping plant a new church in Huamachuco, Peru in partnership with Compassion International.

Here’s how it’s going!


June 2, 2023

Construction is complete!

We have a super exciting update – construction on the church in Peru is complete, and the community has started having services there!

Currently, 40 adults attend worship services and 150 children participate in the child development center.

Pastor Frank (preaching in the photo) from the church plant sent this message:

“Dear Friends,

We are very grateful for your generosity and for giving us the opportunity to do a better job as a church. Your support has been God’s answer to our prayers. The Lord continues to challenge and strengthen us to move forward when we see so much spiritual and material need. We know that it is his will and we want with love to prepare ourselves to continue serving in his work.

We thank God for allowing us to serve and you for helping us in this task. We thank you from the depths of our hearts and may our good God bless you abundantly and meet your needs.”

FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Making progress

The construction has advanced rapidly over the last 60 days. The church has walls and a ceiling! Through many challenges in the construction process, God has been faithful. 

Over the next 60 days, the team hopes to see utility work completed including electricity, water and drainage.

The church leaders in Peru ask for our prayers for the following:

  • God’s provision for every detail as construction concludes.
  • Pray for God’s protection over the children participating in the center and the salvation of their families.
  • Ask God to equip the development staff to minister to the children.
  • Ask God to refresh the pastors and staff as the construction concludes.

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Growing the flock

We’re excited to report that the congregation at the church plant continues to grow and two people were recently baptized!

Local authorities recently agreed to pave a road that leads to the church, which is a great encouragement. The team is grateful as they see how God continues to answer prayer and provide for them.

The church leaders in Peru ask for our prayers for the following:

  • Thanks and protection for each of the sponsors.
  • Pray for the spiritual life of the newly baptized.
  • Ask God to give strength and wisdom to the pastoral couple of the church plant.
  • Pray for the proper growth of the little daughters of the pastor.
  • Pray for the youth group, ask God to affirm and establish them in their spiritual and professional lives.
  • Pray for the health of children and their families, as well as provision for their basic needs.
  • Pray for the progress and completion of the construction.
  • Pray for the national authorities.

September 27, 2022

Moving forward

In September we heard that the local government had been backlogged, which had caused some delays in plan approvals. We were happy to hear that despite the delays things were back on track.

The church leaders have been holding children’s meetings, adult meetings, Bible training, and more! The pastor and leaders of the mother church made home visits to deliver relief to children participating in the Compassion center.

The church leaders in Peru ask for our prayers for the following:

  • Pray for the health of the mother church pastor and pray for his wife.
  • Pray for the pastoral family of the daughter church and for the growth of the church plant.
  • Prayer for the tutors as they work with children.
  • Prayer for the health of children and their families.
  • Prayer for the progress of the construction and the health of the people who are working on it.
  • Prayer for the community and national authorities.

July 12, 2022

Construction is underway!

In July, we received an update that construction on the new church building was underway. 

The land was leveled, permits applied for, water and sewer service applied for, and more!

The church holds Sunday meetings for children and adults, along with recreational walks. In community outreach, the church distributed slippers and shoes to local children and distributed food to the families of children participating in the Compassion center.

The church leaders in Peru ask for our prayers for the following:

  • God’s blessing on the pastoral family.
  • The growth of the new church.
  • The local authorities.
  • The salvation of children and their families.

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