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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.

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The Joining Hands Network of Peru is a network formed by 8 organizations and churches distributed all over Peru. Three churches and five 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

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Short-term mission trips can be a powerful way to connect in faith with sisters and brothers from Peru.

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

The Joining Hands program which relates directly with the Presbyterian Hunger Program helps U.S. presbyterians engage more deeply in addressing root causes of poverty through global advocacy campaigns. For more information about the advocacy work being doing together with Peruvian partners and how to get involved, contact Jed Koball at