Kayuparu

Kayuparu is an Aymara phrase that can be translated “at their feet,” or “at His feet.” As representatives of the One who took the form of a servant and stooped to wash feet, we take that incarnational love to “the least of these,” who sit at people’s feet all day long shining shoes on the streets of La Paz. We do this that we might serve them and bring them to the feet of Jesus as willing learners, humble servants and heartfelt worshippers.

The vision of Kayuparu is to plant a church that disciples shoe shiners to Jesus, and then courageously sends them back out into the world. Kayuparu has been evangelising, discipling, equipping, and mobilising the marginalised shoe shiners of La Paz since 2005. We’ve done this through sport, backpacking, Bible studies, English clubs, and more. This is a segment of the population that is otherwise living and dying without the gospel.

The work is difficult, and our church planting team needs additional missionaries to evangelise, disciple, and equip leaders to establish a church that not only specialises in calling shoe shiners to follow the great commandment, but also mobilises them to fulfil the Great Commission.

Visit http://www.kayuparu.org

Viens et Sert

Prières

1

Pray for courage and for local leaders to catch the vision for the ministry as they are trained and prepared to launch the church plant.

 

2

Pray for the Holy Spirit's leading as they embark on launching the church plant to this people group in the next year.


Stories about this Ministry

God’s providence is perfect

Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business together with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.

From the overpass to the job market

Twice Lily* found herself standing on the overpass, wondering what to do with her life and how to make ends meet, as busy city traffic whizzed underneath. But God was about to do something good in Lily's life through CUP (Children's Uplift Program).

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Longing to breathe free

Pastor Shravan has been in a terrible place of bondage to drug addiction. And now his life mission is to prevent anyone he can from staying in that dark, destructive place. Along with workers from the Urban Development Project (UDP), which helps connect and train slum churches to meet the needs of their communities, Pastor Shravan hopes to help others break free from drug and substance abuse in his city.

God’s providence is perfect

Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business together with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.

From the overpass to the job market

Twice Lily* found herself standing on the overpass, wondering what to do with her life and how to make ends meet, as busy city traffic whizzed underneath. But God was about to do something good in Lily's life through CUP (Children's Uplift Program).

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

I awoke to the sound of the wind howling through camp. The walls of my tent shook violently as I glanced at my watch. It was just after midnight; in about an hour, our team would make the final push for Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania—Africa’s tallest mountain.

Longing to breathe free

Pastor Shravan has been in a terrible place of bondage to drug addiction. And now his life mission is to prevent anyone he can from staying in that dark, destructive place. Along with workers from the Urban Development Project (UDP), which helps connect and train slum churches to meet the needs of their communities, Pastor Shravan hopes to help others break free from drug and substance abuse in his city.

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