Peru

The purpose of SIM Peru is to glorify God by partnering with the Peruvian church to fulfil Christ’s commission.

Peru

The purpose of SIM Peru is to glorify God by partnering with the Peruvian church to fulfil Christ’s commission.

Come and Serve

Apurímac Church Planting and Discipleship

Under the Christian organization AIDIA, Peruvian believers and SIM missionaries seek to see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the rural villages of Apurímac. In this region only 8 percent of the villages have an evangelical church.

Cotahuasi Canyon Church Planting and Discipleship

To see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the Cotahuasi Canyon.

Apurímac Church Planting and Discipleship

Under the Christian organization AIDIA, Peruvian believers and SIM missionaries seek to see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the rural villages of Apurímac. In this region only 8 percent of the villages have an evangelical church.

Cotahuasi Canyon Church Planting and Discipleship

To see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the Cotahuasi Canyon.

Communities where Christ is least known

Foreign prisoners in Lima

Peru is the second-highest exporter of cocaine in the world. An estimated 200 foreign men and women are in prison, having been arrested as drug mules. Peruvian prisons provide the basics: a mattress and meals. Inmates must buy or rely on family to provide toiletries, towels and sheets for their beds.
Mary and her small team of volunteers visit the foreign, English-speaking women in two prisons and provide humanitarian support for these women who are far away from their homes and families.
There is only one English-speaking evangelical prison ministry in Lima, and it is more than 20 years old. Inmates often have had difficult lives, but they share a common need for Christ. We visit weekly, study the Bible together and meet with those on parole, sharing the gospel and offering a relationship of trust and friendship where Christ is the centre.
Every few years there is a shift in what countries the prisoners come from, as the women are targeted in their passport countries by the drug cartels. Recently, there has been a change from English-speaking to Spanish-speaking countries. There is a need for an evangelical Spanish-speaking prison ministry in Lima, as well as an English-speaking men’s prison ministry.

Prayers

1

Pray for Mary and her prison ministry team, and for more men and women to join them.

2

Pray for the women inside prisons to respond to the gospel message.

3

Pray the ministry in the Apurimac region to reach those who don’t know Christ and for new church plants in towns and villages where there are no churches.

4

Pray for God to raise up godly and faithful leaders in the Peruvian church and for the ministry of theological education to train and equip these leaders.

5

Pray for the mobilisation ministry to awaken Peruvian churches to the gospel needs in their communities and across borders, so that Peruvians may reach those who don’t know Christ yet.

6

Pray for all our missionaries, as they partner with evangelical churches and Peruvian Christians. Pray that our workers will be effective facilitators and mentors, strengthening local believers in their faith and ministry.

7

Pray for the many Peruvians getting to know Christ through our ministries, that they will grow in their faith and become faithful and responsible leaders, whose lives will be testimonies in their communities.


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