Mototaxi for Mission (91547)
The students hustling the halls in universities today become the leaders of our countries tomorrow. What sort of leaders? Who will they lead?
These questions motivated Mary and Michael Foster to move from Australia to Peru 15 years ago in order to partner with IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, related to the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship). "They ate our food, slept beside us on benches or the floor, and shared our poverty," marvels Juan Inocencio, Secretary General of the Peru branch of IFES known as AGEUP. www.ageup.org.pe
Chris Conti, Pam Liu and Peruvian staff members are mentoring students into people are shaping today's Peruvian church and those beyond tomorrow. AGEUP and SIM intentionally partner with churches that share a vision for ministry with students. "Evangelizing students and training leaders who will enter professional careers is a key strategy for a mature Church," says Helen Heron, Director of SIM Peru.
Ageup groups now meet in 63 universities throughout Peru, with six staff workers directing the work. More staff is needed and many are anxious to help but no funds have been available for salaries. The innovative students of the group have decided to raise $30,000 to purchase eight motor taxis (3-wheel motor bike taxis) to lease to drivers to turn around a revenue to pay new Ageup salaries. It costs $27,00 to purchase one motor taxi.
To get involved, please consider giving online to project "PE 091547."
Project Number: 91547 Current Funding Progress:
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