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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.

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National Church

The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church: 203 organized churches, 154 unorganized groups, 53 ordained ministers, 37,305 baptized members, and 111,915 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

  • 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.

International Workers in Peru

The Alliance at Work in Peru

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    G.C. Kids Mobilized for Missions

    The G.C. tree house is a fun, safe place for children to learn about God’s mission.

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    Jesus and His Disguises

    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.

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    Kidz on Mission

    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.

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    Inca Link Brings Hope to the Hurting

    By Rich and Lisa Brown, Alliance missionaries to Ecuador    With all the countries we represent as Alliance missionaries, we have seen so many injustices that we could no longer turn a blind eye. We wanted to do justice and love mercy. Thanks to the vision of Alliance churches in Trujillo, Inca Link Peru was […]

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    Alliance Pastor Speaks Out about Tornado

    “We are alive and well at the Prattville Fountain of Grace Alliance Church,” said Pastor Tony Butler after an F3 tornado ripped through the Alabama town during the church’s missions conference. The featured speaker, Gino Benvunetto, an Alliance pastor from Lima, Peru, was preaching when Butler informed the congregation of the tornado warning. “At the […]

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Demographics

Population
Population—27,925,628
Infant mortality rate—31.9/1,000
Life expectancy—69.5
Capital City
Lima (8,113,000) pop.
Geography
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.
Languages
Quéchua (official)
Spanish
Aymara
Amazonian languages
Ethnicity/Race
Amerindian—45%
Mestizo—37%
White—15%
Black, Japanese, Chinese, other—3%
Economy
Per capita income—$5,600
Inflation—3.8%
Unemployment—9.6%
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.
Religion
Roman Catholic—90%
other—10%

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