Pastor Pedro and his wife Lucia. They are pastors of Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú
Each year, a wonderful Christmas gift is given to hundreds of children who live in the remote mountains of Peru through the compassionate and Spirit filled members of a church near Lima called, Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú. Since 1999, Pastor Pedro and the members of his church have been making trips into various regions of the high mountains. To the children who live there, they bring much needed clothing, shoes, toys, and food. They tell the children about Jesus' love and teach them Bible stories. But most of all, these believers give of themselves, as unto the Lord. In one of her letters, Pastor Pedro's daughter, Magally, wrote to us and said:
"I want to tell you that the gift has been donated to the ministerial work with poor children, with whom I always work. This developed ministry allows us, although with some limitations, to come to the children of the mountains, taking donated gifts of used clothes, toys, food and other items. Thanks to God that we have the support of the Almighty God. I have some photos that I would like to share with you, so that you will be able to see the beautiful work to which God has sent us with the poorest children. It is so gratifying to come to the heights of the mountains and to be able to take a smile to the children. Among them, we usually find children that are barefoot, some children without any family, and so many at such a tender age. And here I am taking the challenge, and doing something by taking tenderness and love to the children, taking them to Christ as their best friend and as the only solution." (Translated from the Spanish)
Sister Magally sitting among the children of Patapampa. They were very happy when she arrived.
Pastor Pedro loves all the children. He is one of the founders of this work. Here he is with the children of the mountains.
Shown is the church, Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú (I.E.P.P.) Some classes for the children are held on the roof.
The children are taught Bible lessons in the mountainous province of Ancash.
Passing out toys to the children who live in Jaun Velasco.
Patapampa is in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The ministry team from Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú bring food, clothing and toys to the children who live there. These believers know the meaning of the words of our Lord Jesus when He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).
The children sing, play games and are taught Bible lessons in the mountainous province of Ancash.
The ministry team from Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú prepares chocolate and sweet bread for the children of Juan Valasco Alvarado.
Shown above are the children who are members of Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú near Lima. The children all smile because they are taught the Word of God each week and are loved much. One photo shows the children acting out the gospel story of Jairus's daughter raised from the dead. The young people of the church help with the children. As part of their ministry, the young people dress as clowns. Sometimes the children participate in festivals and dress in costumes of Peru. These festivals remind people about the church's ministry to children of the mountains.
Peru is located on the west coast of South America
Print out this Peruvian Llama for your children and have them glue on cotton balls!
(takes 10 seconds
Invitation to the meetings for Bible study and worship
Bulletin Board for the Sunday School
Doing the count necessary for the delivery of notebooks
Sisters preparing useful items for the school
Notebooks are put in bags as gifts
Useful items for the students are being listed to give to the children
Arrival of the first items for the students
Brother Feliz preparing the meal for the Day
Sisters of the Women's League helping in the preparation
Yucca bites to accompany the food
Pastor Lucila is ready to distribute the food
The program of social action supported by the church
Institution of Young Women preparing for the haircuts
Beginning of haircuts for the children
Children and mothers are benefitted by the free haircuts
Beginning of the day of Social Action
Beginning of the Day of Social Action
The fist children to arrive to the community meeting place
The second group of children to come to the community meeting place
Children singing with happiness
The clowns participation in the program
Children play follow-the-leader with the clowns
Pastor Pedro speaking to the children
Sister Magally speaks about how the day went, and she gives thanks to God, and to the youth
The day of Social Action supported by Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal del Perú