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The Spiritual Need in Peru

Peru is situated on South America’s west coast and shares Pacific coastline, the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, and some of the oldest civilizations in the world with its neighboring countries. Roman Catholicism has been the predominant faith in Peru for centuries, but syncretism with traditional religions has caused confusion and contradictions in theology. Today, Peru is becoming increasingly religiously diverse.

Gospel-centered Christianity is growing among Peruvians, and evangelicalism represents 14% of the population, as decades of faithful ministry by missionaries and local partners throughout the country has established a strong foundation for the growth of a missions-minded local church.

As Peruvians continue to gain an international reputation for their rich cultural heritage, creative business strategies, and delicious cuisine, doors are opening for Peruvians to take the gospel to some of the most limited-access countries in the world. In fact, Peruvian missionaries from ABWE partner churches are already serving in more than 20 countries.

Church Planting In Peru

Since 1938, God has used ABWE teams working alongside Peruvian partners to strengthen and plant churches in villages and metropolitan areas throughout the country. Through strategic locations in four of Peru’s major cities (Iquitos in the Amazon Basin, Chiclayo along the northern coast, Arequipa in the Andes Mountains in the south, and Lima, the capital and largest city), our team is in proximity to nearly 40% of Peru’s 31 million people.

We have incorporated the Peruvian church in ministries like evangelism to unreached people groups, urban church planting, grade school education, youth and sports ministries, crisis pregnancy centers, and theological education. Our goal is to empower Peruvians to take the gospel to unreached people groups both within and outside Peru’s borders.

Continued growth of the gospel in Peru requires more biblically-minded, spiritually mature leaders and teammates to help spread the good news. Is God leading you to serve the worldwide missions movement in Peru?


People all around the world are searching for hope, but many don’t have someone to tell them about the hope found in Jesus. They need YOU. 

Contact us at ABWE Canada to find out how you can help.


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