Peru Mission Network meets in Peru, makes long-range plans; issues discussed: mining, narcotrafficking, water, the economy
The lead smelter in La Oroya will not reopen any time soon
People prayed and acted; the Peruvian government listened and acted
Successful Global Vigil with Peruvians
Presbyterians joined their voices with Peruvian religious leaders and residents of the polluted city of La Oroya for a prayer vigil celebrated on World Water Day, March 22. Read more
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) traces the beginning of its involvement in Peru to the early 1900s through Presbyterian mission efforts from Scotland and the United States. One of our partner churches in Peru is a union of those two early traditions and also a union of Mestizo and Amerindian Presbyterians. The PC(USA) has an additional partnership with another church with a strong Reformed heritage, the Evangelical Church of Peru.
The PC(USA)'s mission personnel in Peru work with Joining Hands Against Hunger Peru (JHAH-PERU), with Presbyterians who do short-term mission work, and in theological education.
Read a brief history of Peru
Evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed Church of Peru (IEPRP)
Peruvian Evangelical Church (IEP)
We Believe Mission Stories for Youth & Adults (PDS #664901) is a 13-session curriculum produced by Congregational Ministries Publishing for summer 2009. It features Bible studies written by participants of the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program and stories that connect participants to 13 mission sites around the world, including Peru. We Believe Mission Stories 2009 for Children (PDS #664900) is a curriculum (K–5) featuring stories from the children of PC(USA) mission personnel or PC(USA) mission personnel who work with children. Cost of each series: $29.95.
Peru Mission Network
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The Peru Mission Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.
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