Adventist Journal Online | In the Amazon jungle of Peru, supporting the ministry gives hope
Peru Projects supports 27 missionaries in 67 communities with an Adventist presence.
In fulfilling its mission of supporting the outreach work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Peru Projects ministry continues to serve through its various programs with the goal of reaching the most remote communities of the Peruvian Amazon, the jungle Peruvian. The Adventist Church’s support ministry continues to provide aerial support, health and nutrition instruction, and contextualized missionary training to dozens of isolated communities.
A vital component of the ministry provided air support by responding to emergency calls from communities located in hard-to-reach areas. Recently, two pregnant women from the villages of Atalaya and Bolognesi in Ucayali were transferred to the town of Pucallpa for emergency medical care. Peru Projects accomplishes these missions with its mission aircraft, a Cessna 182 and an Amphibious Lake Renegade 250. The latter is having a new engine installed and inspected, ministry officials noted.
Project Peru officials said the ministry’s evangelism program also supports the work of the Adventist Church in eastern Peru, with missionaries serving isolated communities in the jungle. “Currently, 27 missionaries are serving in 67 communities where there is already an Adventist presence,” said Eben Ezer Espinosa, pilot and president of Peru Projects. “Of course, there are still many other communities that we have to reach,” he added.
Hope for more people
Other recent projects led by the ministry include “Productos Perú Projects,” an initiative that promotes healthy diets through whole wheat bread and seeks ways to support the nutrition of many people, including missionaries who serve in the community. jungle.
The ministry is also supporting the construction of a future center for healthy living. The new facilities will seek to promote healthy habits, provide natural treatments to improve people’s health, and promote disease prevention through sound principles. Through these developments, the leaders said, Peru Projects continues to carry a message of hope and help to the most remote communities of the Peruvian jungle.
About Peru Projects
Peru Projects, Inc. is a support ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church started in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1997 to support mission in the Amazon Basin of Peru. The area of influence includes more than 200,000 square miles (520,000 square kilometers) of dense and inhospitable rainforest. There are few roads in this region and residents often face challenges just to survive. Fast-flowing, meandering rivers usually cause considerable delays and increased transportation costs. Piranhas and crocodiles infest the lakes and rivers of the region. A typical boat trip can take days. A plane, on the other hand, can complete most journeys in less than an hour.
According to the ministry’s website, Peru Projects’ mission is to promote the spiritual and physical well-being of the Peruvian people through air assistance, evangelism, education, health awareness. and other charitable, educational and religious activities. The ministry supports more than 50 Adventist congregations that are part of the Air Program Mission District network, ensuring churches are nurtured, trained, and ready to share God’s love. The ministry also operates a missionary training center where missionaries are equipped with tools on health principles, Bible studies, and contextualization of the Adventist message to jungle dwellers.
the original version of this story was published on the South American division in the Spanish language news site.