The Alliance entered Peru in 1925, and early efforts focused on evangelizing the Quechua Indians. In recent years, Alliance workers have been demonstrating Jesus’ love among families in Trujillo who live and work in garbage dumps.
While the Peruvian Alliance national church has grown to maturity, the increasingly vast population of Chinese immigrants was not being reached for Christ. As former Alliance missionaries were transitioning out of the field, the C&MA sent a couple to Peru to engage in Chinese evangelism and church planting. Despite numerous challenges, a number of Chinese have received Jesus as Savior, and many have become servants of the gospel who are engaged in leading Bible studies, coordinating worship services, preaching, and conducting personal visitation.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church: 203 organized churches, 154 unorganized groups, 53 ordained ministers, 37,305 baptized members, and 111,915 inclusive members
- Complete the fund-raising effort for the construction of a multipurpose Alliance center/church in the district of San Borja.
- Disciple new believers in two church plants in Lima in the districts of San Borja and Los Olivos.
- Continue church-planting efforts in Lima’s Chinatown.
The Alliance at Work in Peru
On Wednesday, March 25, we reported that a bus crash in Peru had taken the lives of 30 men who […]read more
The crash was one of the worst traffic accidents in Peru in many years.read more
The G.C. tree house is a fun, safe place for children to learn about God’s mission.read more
The boy folded his hands and knelt in the dump. I looked around, not knowing what to do, but I finally knelt down next to him.read more
Children can be a powerful influence for God, and the G.C. Kidz Clubhouse is a unique outreach where they are equipped and empowered to boldly proclaim Christ.read more
- Infant mortality rate—31.9/1,000
- Life expectancy—69.5
- Capital City
- Lima (8,113,000) pop.
- Slightly smaller than Alaska, Peru (496,223 sq. mi.) consists of arid coastal plain in the west; peaks over 20,000 ft., lofty plateaus, and deep valleys in the central region; and Amazon jungles in the east.
- Quéchua (official)
- Amazonian languages
- Black, Japanese, Chinese, other—3%
- Per capita income—$5,600
- Literacy rate—91% (2003 est.)
- Government/Political Climate
- Constitutional republic; fully independent from Spain in 1824, Peru has a long history of repressive military rule, economic problems, and violent insurgency.
- Roman Catholic—90%
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