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Latino: Peruvian Outreach


I decided to do a website on this nation after a local church (Assumption Catholic Church) in Morris has been very involved in this nation:

  • Newman Center Mission Trip, sister parish located in Chimbote, Peru. We have done several reverse-mission trips to Peru in the past. Click here for more on the Peru trip in January 2002
  • Father Lucho Palomino, is the pastor of our sister parish, Nuestra Senora d'el Rosario in Quillo, Peru (map, from traveljournalsnet).
  • Peru Mission Trip 2007

    Team Members:

    Pat Franey (pastor), Ron & Johanna Neiland, David Terlow, Larry Winkelman, Dan-John-Chris Tiernan of Morris Community Church in Morris, MN; Aric Gervold & David George of Harvest Community Church in Fargo, ND joined others from a national team spearheaded by Buddy Walker of Florida

    Email Reports

    From: "Patrick Franey"
    Subject: News for Friday
    Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:41:28 -0500
    " Hello Church!
    I hope all is well for you this fine friday, July 20th. Here are a few updates to pass along.
    2.) Pat called to say that the team made it to Pucallpa, Peru. The people there have been very receptive. The team is staying in a retreat center/camp ground area (pretty nice place) and trying out authentic Peruvian food. Last evening was the first of several nights of large crusades. Usually the attendance builds, and last evening about 5,000 people came. About 1500 people responding to the call for salvation. After prayer/ministry many people came up to testify of the healing they just received. Many more were touched by the Lord but could not go to the front because of the crush of the crowd. God is using the people on the team in great ways!!! Saturday morning the team will participate in the maiden voyage of a 3 story boat. They will travel 2 hrs up the Amazon river to the headwaters, swim, and visit/preach to an indigenous tribe that lives in that area. Please pray for continued health, favor, protection and anointing for the team-- and many people to come to the Lord! Please pray also for the families of the team members :)

    From: "Patrick F
    To: Undisclosed-Recipient@,
    Subject: Fw: Pray for Pucallpa
    Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 05:48:36 -0500

    " Hello Church and Peru Missions Team!
    As many of you know, a team of 10 (8 from MCC 2 from Fargo) are headed to Pucallpa Peru. Below is a note Buddy Walker forwarded from a Pastor in Pucallpa. We need to PRAY for this City, there is a "storm" being stirred up on several levels -- let's pray that the city reopens and that this commotion will actual INCREASE the fruit of the ministry and the fruit that our team will have there!
    -- PAT

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  • US Dept of State


    "(Quechua: puka hallpa, "red earth") is a busy Amazon frontier town in Peru, which sits on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary which feeds the Amazon River. Pucallpa is the capital of the Ucayali region and has more than 200,000 citizens. Pucallpa is 155 metres above sea level."
    Pcuallpa Peru Tourism (en espanol)
    Discover Pcuallpa, from
    Peru Guide
    "Pucallpa is the only one of the low jungle cities that is easily accessibly by road, which probably explains why it has become the fastest growing city in Peru. Many people have moved to the city from the highlands, taking advantage of what they perceive to be a highly fertile area, although this mass migration has generally resulted in many shantytowns growing up on the edge of Pucallpa. The city is incredibly noisy, with mototaxis zooming around. However, activity completely stops at lunchtime, and everybody takes a siesta. The city is probably the most commercial of all the jungle towns in Peru, and there is much logging activity, some illegal."

    Current Events


  • Convoy of Hope sending aid to Peruvian earthquake victims, By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service (Friday, August 17, 2007)

  • "SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI (ANS) -- Through an ongoing partnership with FedEx, Convoy of Hope ( will be shipping relief supplies to Miami where the Peruvian Air Force will then airlift the supplies to that country�s most severely affected areas following the earthquake there earlier this week.
    In an e-mail update to ministry supporters, Convoy of Hope (COH) says: "Since news of the devastation first reached Convoy of Hope, staff have been in constant communication, confirming the safety of local partners there and assessing how the international compassion organization can best help."
    COH says that more than 500 people have lost their lives with another 1,500 injured.
    "Many of the victims are employees of three separate hospitals that collapsed on top of the employees. A prison with 600 inmates was also destroyed with only 90 being captured at last communication."
    To learn more about the response efforts by COH, or to help send relief to these victims during their time of desperation, please visit "

  • Peru rocked by earthquake; Christians bring hope Posted: 24 August, 2007 * Topics in this story: * earthquake * , ica * , nazca * , pisco * , survivor

  • "Food for the Hungry relief workers are on-site distributing food, water, basic medical supplies and temporary shelter. The team is working closely with pastors and church leaders during this effort. Specifically in Chincha, the project focuses on providing food through community feeding centers, serving 2,000 people. FH will set up three feeding areas where three meals a day will be served, as well as an option to receive dry rations to prepare for themselves...
    Please pray for the families impacted by the earthquake and for the health and safety of the staff as they provide emergency relief and Christ's love during this time. Click here if you can help."

  • HCJB Global Hands responds to earthquake in Peru Posted: 24 August, 2007 * Topics in this story: * church network * , humanitarian aid * , quake

  • "The quake left over 600 people dead and more than 10,000 wounded, according to the U.N. At least 16,000 homes were completely destroyed. Many roads in mountain areas are broken, which makes the relief operations extremely difficult. Government officials have asked Samaritan's Purse to take over administration of aid in this region.
    In the most-affected areas, many people are living in the open in cold weather, with no access to food and clean drinking water.
    Compounding matters, HCJB Global's Sheila Leech says the hospital in the region where they're working was completely destroyed by the quake. The problems were made worse by the lack of a field hospital. "We have not been able to do surgery. We've been setting bones out in the open air on the patio of the house or in the small little room at the side of the house where we're working on the patio." However, the team was able to address some of the medical needs of between 230 and 250 patients.
    Leech says their medical team is headed to some of the isolated areas crippled by looters. "The people there were telling us that they have not received any aid, and they are afraid to come to where we are in San Clemente because they are afraid of looting; they cannot leave their homes."
    Leech says teaming with the church will help their outreach to the community. "Samaritan's Purse has been setting up community kitchens in all of these places through the local church, and we'll be complimenting their services by offering healthcare to the people in those areas."
    Samaritan's Purse is also providing enough materials for 700 temporary shelters. Teams will build one shelter using the plastic and bamboo framing, and then train local people and provide materials and tools for them to build shelters in their areas.
    Pray that God will meet the physical and spiritual needs of the earthquake victims. Pray, too, for safety and wisdom for the teams. Click here if you can help."
    Killer earthquake rocks Peru, Christians respond Posted: 17 August, 2007 from Mission Network News
    "Many people were killed in the rubble of their homes, and some 300 people were in a cathedral when it collapsed. Emergency workers said the overall death toll is expected to rise as workers pour through the rubble.
    Ica was blacked out, as were smaller towns along the coast south of Lima. Rescue workers reported difficulty getting to Ica because of cracks in the highway and downed power lines. A cathedral in the hard-hit port city of Pisco was destroyed, according to local media reports, which said some 300 people were inside the structure during a mass at the time of the earthquake.
    World Vision has work in Peru, says the organization's disaster operations specialist, Rose Kimeu. "We are supporting almost 20 development programs. And, we have about 20,000 children that we are supporting. The good news is that we received confirmation that all of our children are safe and that they're doing well."
    However, Kimeu says they're concerned about many others who have been affected. "We that some people are still trapped. The roads are collapsed and it's still very hard to know what the real damage is."
    World Vision, an international Christian humanitarian organization, is working with the government of Peru as needs are assessed, and has supply trucks loaded and ready to deliver clothes and other materials to keep warm those who have lost their homes. In the hours since the initial earthquake, more than 100 aftershocks have ensued, some measuring up to 6.3 on the Richter scale.
    "The greatest needs right now are for blankets and warm clothing," said Yadira Pacheco, World Vision's communication manager in Peru. "It is winter season here."
    "Hospitals are at capacity. It is important that people get medical supplies," Pacheco reports.
    Kimeu says with World Vision already working on the ground, it gives them credibility. She says their testimony speaks loudly. "It is very reassuring for them and they know that they're not forgotten them because [World Vision] comes and provides them with support and through this support they're able to see the love of God."
    Funding is the biggest need right now. Click here to donate to World Vision's Peru Earthquake project."

  • The Night the Andes Shook, By LUCIEN CHAUVIN/LIMA Thu Aug 16, 12:40 PM ET (

  • "Lima's 8 million residents must have felt divine providence was at play, because the massive, 7.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Peru for more than two minutes caused the capital only cosmetic damage and one fatality. But closer to the quake's epicenter, some 85 miles southeast of Lima, the scene was far more hellish. Pisco, a city of 116,000 in Ica province, suffered the worst damage and most of the 450 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries that Peru's Civil Defense Institute have so far reported. "We are coordinating an air bridge to bring the largest number of injured people to Lima and to avoid overrunning the hospitals in Ica," said President Alan Garcia in an address to the nation before traveling with cabinet ministers to the epicenter zone early Thursday to initiate relief efforts. He declared a 60-day state of emergency in Ica and the southern province of Canete.
    While the number of dead is high, authorities recognize that the damage from this and other recent earthquakes could have been much greater if the seismic movement had been centered closer to major urban areas. During his address, President Garcia thanked "Almighty God" for sparing Peru the tragedy caused by earlier earthquakes, such as the one in May 1970 in the central Andes that killed around 70,000 people. Similar earthquakes elsewhere, such as the one that hit Pakistan and India nearly two years ago, killed 73,000 people and left more than 100,000 injured."


  • Daily Earth
  • Lima Post, english
  • Online Newspapers
  • Miscellaneous

  • National Geographic

  • "The Inca capital was Cusco, but the Spanish founded Lima in 1535 along the coast and made it their capital. The Spanish preferred the lowland coast because of the climate and for trade links to Spain. The western seaboard is desert, where rain seldom falls. Lima is an oasis containing more than a quarter of Peru's population�most of European descent or mestizo. The Andean highlands occupy about a third of the country and contain mostly Quechua-speaking Indians. Quechua was the language of the Inca Empire. East of the Andes lies a sparsely populated jungle; the major city of this region is Iquitos. Iquitos can be reached by ocean-going vessels coming 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) up the Amazon River; recent oil discoveries have brought more people."
  • Wikipedia

  • "Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. It was conquered by the Spanish Empire in the 16th century, which established a Viceroyalty with jurisdiction over most of its South American domains. Independence was declared in 1821."


    Cajamarca Peru - Mission Trip June 2007

    "A thank you video for sponsors of Westwood Baptist Church's mission trip to Cajamarca Peru in June 2007. Church planting with E3 Partners. An awesome blessing to have been a part of this mission trip"-Alabama, USA

  • Adventures in Missions
  • Discovery Work & Witness Trip, July 28 - August 12, 2007 (Discovery Church of Church of the Nazarene in Livermore, CA)
  • Medical Mission Network
  • Philderose
  • Music


    "cancion del cd Ms de Ti (de la iglesia de Jesus en LIMA.PERU"



  • Machu Picchu

  • New 7 Wonders of the world
    "is a pre-Columbian city created by the Inca Empire. It is located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft)[2] on a mountain ridge. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911, who made the first scientific confirmation of the site and wrote a best-selling work about it. Peru is pursuing legal efforts to retrieve thousands of artifacts that Bingham removed from the site [3]. Machu Picchu is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". The site was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as "an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization".[4]"
  • Enjoy Peru
  • Lonely Planet, travel info
  • World Time Server

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