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

Church planting team members needed

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

Choosing divine love, for better or for worse

The Fawcetts were eager to enter ministry. But God called the Fawcetts to wait before they could embark to Ayutthaya.

Yasir becomes a motorcycle mechanic and child of God

Yasir was orphaned, forced to end his studies and left without work. But God saw him and soon led him to SIM's youth vocational training centre.

Nozomi Project trains Cambodian women in reclamation

The Nozomi Project shares its passion for redemption with women in Cambodia. Find out how this Japanese, faith-based enterprise is awakening hope.

A holiday trim

Jesus’ gracious gift of salvation inspires many people to charitable acts, especially during the holidays. But would you let someone you don’t know cut your hair? Or be prepared to give a haircut to a trusting soul?

Galmi patients colour Christmas

Colouring pages gave Galmi patients a new perspective on Jesus' birth. Read on to share in SIM worker Hannah Peterson's hopeful anticipation.

Multiplying help for the brokenhearted

God wants to heal the brokenhearted. Read more about the local facilitators who were trained to support wounded people and to teach others with the "Healing the Wounds of Trauma" programme.

Choosing divine love, for better or for worse

The Fawcetts were eager to enter ministry. But God called the Fawcetts to wait before they could embark to Ayutthaya.

Yasir becomes a motorcycle mechanic and child of God

Yasir was orphaned, forced to end his studies and left without work. But God saw him and soon led him to SIM's youth vocational training centre.

Nozomi Project trains Cambodian women in reclamation

The Nozomi Project shares its passion for redemption with women in Cambodia. Find out how this Japanese, faith-based enterprise is awakening hope.

A holiday trim

Jesus’ gracious gift of salvation inspires many people to charitable acts, especially during the holidays. But would you let someone you don’t know cut your hair? Or be prepared to give a haircut to a trusting soul?

Galmi patients colour Christmas

Colouring pages gave Galmi patients a new perspective on Jesus' birth. Read on to share in SIM worker Hannah Peterson's hopeful anticipation.

Multiplying help for the brokenhearted

God wants to heal the brokenhearted. Read more about the local facilitators who were trained to support wounded people and to teach others with the "Healing the Wounds of Trauma" programme.