Reaching the People of
PERU for CHRIST
Thank you so very much for prayerfully considering our ministry. Currently we are working with missionary families in the country of Peru. Each missionary is in need of co-labors, whether it is an assistance pastor, youth pastor, teacher, and every aspect of ministry.
The history of missionary activity in Peru spans nearly over six decades. Today there are more misnisaries ministering in Peru than in most other South American countries. Missionary families and single ladies are preparing; committed to reaching Peru’s 29.6 million souls. While we certainly praise the Lord for these dedicated missionaries, the prominently shocking ratio of approximately 1.7 million Peruvians for every one Independent Baptist Missionary helps put into perspective just how urgently many, many more missionaries are needed!
Today the missionary churches are training nationals in their Bible Institutes and Christian schools, The trained national pastors will go and start new churches. There is still much work to be done and laborers are needed for this harvest field.
Romani’s – church planting and school and hosting medical teams <-More->
As God leads, we at Heartland Baptist Missions would be honored to help you fulfill God’s calling in your life. Please contact us and let us pray for you and let us know how we can help you.
- Pray for labors and the finances they need to serve on the mission field.
- Pray for souls to be saved and many trained to serve Him for life.
- Pray for Christian school teachers
- Pray for the various missionaries within the Independent Fundamental Baptist community.
- Pray for humble pastors who are trained in solid biblical doctrine and who reflect Jesus to a watching culture.
- Pray for Christians to boldly oppose sin and injustice while also ministering to the poor and oppressed.
FACTS: Peru’s rich Inca, Quechua, and Aymara Indian ancestry, combined with the strong influence of the Spanish conquistadors, has provided this beautiful Andean nation with a truly unique culture. The third largest country in South America both in size and population, Peru has the distinction of having served as the focal point of the ancient Inca Empire beginning in the 13th century, as well as the hub of the Spanish Empire in South America, beginning in the 16th century. Peru gained her independence from Spain in July 1821.
Peruvians are a warm-hearted people whose relaxed society enjoys a relatively stable government and economy. However, the per capita GDP of approximately $8,000 is less than one-fourth of that of the United States. It is reported that there are those who subsist on the equivalent of $1 US a day.
Peru hosts an estimated 2.5 million enthusiastic tourists annually. The Inca citadel known as Machu Picchu, world renowned for the spectacular topography, is the most iconic of Peru’s seemingly countless significant historical sites and attractions. The name “Machu Picchu” means “Old Mountain” in the Quechua language, and is often referred to as “the great city in the clouds.” The Inca’s centuries old sacred city is situated in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of approximately 8,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by peaks reaching heights of as much as 14,000 feet. Machu Pichu is considered one of the world’s greatest wonders and most intriguing archaeological sites. It is believed to have served three purposes: a sacred place of worship, an astronomic observatory and an exclusive, private retreat for the ancient Inca rulers.
Here is something that many people may not know about Peru. The next time you eat mashed potatoes, french fries, or a baked potato, you may want to thank a Peruvian. It is a fact that the humble potato got its start high in the Andes Mountains that are now part of Peru. Potatoes were first introduced in Europe when returning Spanish conquerors carried them back from Peru around the year 1570. Today, the potato has become the fourth most eaten food product in the world after corn, wheat, and rice. There are an estimated 3,800 varieties of potatoes grown in Peru. Another interesting fact is that Americans consume approximately 130 pounds of the tasty spuds annually. Thank you Peru for the potato!
Lima, Peru’s capital city, centrally located along the country’s Pacific coastline, is the country’s largest population center with some eight million residents. Over the years, BIMI missionaries have established thriving churches and a successful Christian day school as well as a flourishing deaf ministry and school in Lima. Chiclayo, Huancayo, Arequipa, and Tacna are other strategic locations where our personnel have planted churches. Yet hundreds of Peruvian cities, towns and villages, ranging from the highlands of the Andes to the jungles of the Amazon, are still at worst completely unreached or at best, under-evangelized with the Gospel.
From Iquitos, Peru’s most northern city with a population of nearly a half a million souls, to Arequipa, one of the southernmost cities and the country’s second largest population center with approximately 850,000 souls, there truly are boundless opportunities for evangelism, church planting, the establishment of training centers for national workers, deaf works, youth camps, and many more areas of ministry, but the laborers are few. Who will pray for Peru? Who will go to Peru? Who will hear and answer God’s call? Will you? < -More- >