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Peru

Presbyterian World Mission’s involvement in Peru is multifaceted. The Joining Hands Network of Peru, a network of Peruvian churches, community organizations, and NGOs, organizes campaigns to address the root causes of poverty. The Peruvian Evangelical Church is a large denomination in the Reformed tradition. The AETE School of Theology is an ecumenical institution which provides rigorous theological education.

Jed and Jenny Koball

The Koballs work with Joining Hands, Jed as companionship facilitator and Jenny as site coordinator for the Young Adult Volunteers. They are based in Lima.

Read more about their work in Peru on their profile page, which you can find here.

Write to Jed at jed.koball@pcusa.org

Write to Jenny at jenny.koball@pcusa.org

Sara Armstrong and Rusty Edmondson

Sara Armstrong and Rusty Edmondson work with the Peruvian Evangelical Church as partnership facilitators. Their work allows US churches to build long-term relationships through short-term mission. They are based in Lima.

Read more about their work on their profile page, which you can find here.

Write to Sara at sara.armstrong@pcusa.org

Write to Rusty at rusty.edmondson@pcusa.org

The Joining Hands Network of Peru is a network formed by 12 organizations and churches distributed all over Peru. Four churches, two community-based groups, and six non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) make up the membership. Among its members are institutions which work exclusively with women, indigenous populations, rural farmers and herders, and urban youth.

The Peruvian Evangelical Church is a church in the Reformed tradition founded in 1893. Its 2,000 congregations are located throughout the country. Numerous mission partnerships are developing between congregations, presbyteries, and synods.

The AETE School of Theology in Lima offers a holistic program of theological formation. It is an ecumenical institution offering degrees in Theological and Biblical studies, as well as innovative certificate programs valuable for continuing education and lay leaders. AETE seeks to develop skills for research and analysis in new and emerging leaders so that, with eyes on the Kingdom of God and following Jesus Christ, they might contribute to healthful change in church and society.

Jed and Jenny Koball, mission co-workers

Write to Jed at jed.koball@pcusa.org

Write to Jenny at jenny.koball@pcusa.org

Sara Armstrong and Rusty Edmondson, mission co-workers

Write to Sara at sara.armstrong@pcusa.org

Write to Rusty at rusty.edmondson@pcusa.org

Short-term mission trips can be a powerful way to connect in faith with sisters and brothers from Peru. Contact Sara Armstrong at sara.armstrong@pcusa.org or Rusty Edmondson at rusty.edmondson@pcusa.org for more information.

The Young Adult Volunteer Program has volunteers in Peru who spend a year working with members of the Joining Hands Network. Each institution has its own work in different communities in Peru, but together they do advocacy around economic development, environmental protection, and human rights. For more information, contact Jenny Koball at jenny.koball@pcusa.org.