A few weeks ago, Global Infusion's first team to the country of Peru landed back in the United States. By the grace and favor of God, we had a phenomenal trip. Our contacts work deep in the Andes Mountains, ministering in unreached villages, and to impoverished people. At Global Infusion, we strive to reach the unreached. Very rarely do we stay in the capital cities. Most of the time, you will find GI teams in the mountains, deserts, jungles and remote areas of the countries we are working in, and Peru was no exception. PERU VIDEO
After flying through Lima, and on into the Andes, our team ventured out to 5 remote sites. Since we had medical professionals on the team, we were able to facilitate clinics at every site, and saw almost 500 patients. We prayed for each of them, we fed hundreds, we held both planned and impromptu services, and saw people receive Jesus for the first time.
|Altimeter shows this village at 12,981 feet|
The world is too big, and there are too many lost people for us to go where people are saturated with the Gospel. One village we were in was at more that 12,000 feet, and some people walked up to 6 hours to see one of our nurses. They have no government help, no regular access to medicine or doctors, no church, no Pastor, no Gospel. Most of them have to grow whatever they need to eat, which sounds fine, until there are no crops and they find themselves hours from the closest city and no money to buy anything. We also worked in a village that is rampant with abuse, where women and children are beaten almost daily.
In these seemingly hopeless situations, I can gladly report that we saw change. Additionally, our contacts have more than a “follow-up” plan, they have a strategic vision to reach these areas regularly, plant churches, build long-term relationships, and bring in as many GI teams as they can so that their area of Peru is transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. We can send our prayers across the seas, but there is something completely different about the tangible presence of people showing up in a destitute village proclaiming the hope of a Savior. We thank Jesus for His faithfulness. More souls are now in the Kingdom and we believe the spiritual atmosphere has been changed by the love and power of God.