Global Outreach

Peru

In Peru youth comprise 70% of the entire population!

Today

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The younger generation in Peru lives in the midst of intense social problems -- chronic unemployment, alcohol, drugs, abandonment and gangs in most urban areas. Young people from lower class families struggle to survive; the middle class needs education and role models; the upper class focuses on material things and fear losing their wealth in an unstable economy. In this context Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry has served for more than ten years as a catalyst for training youth leaders and for making disciples of teenagers in Peru!

Going Forward

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In an environment where training youth leaders has been non-existent, equipping, resourcing and mentoring leaders to transform youth groups and the church is a monumental challenge. Many leaders have begun to take ownership for reaching and discipling teenagers in their own churches. They provide a ministry model for others eager for Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry training.

In 2016-2017, our Peru team plans to:

  • Provide Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry training--Levels 1 and 2 for churches in Lima.
  • Follow up and mentor the Lima JFYM participants.
  • Follow up and mentor the Arequipa JFYM participants. 
  • Certify new Eagle Leaders.

Reach Out’s History in Peru

From 2003-2015:

  • 630 youth leaders from over 30 churches have received Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry training. Some travel 14 hours by bus to attend.
  • Leaders have distributed Reach Out’s Spanish resources.
  • Leadership has transitioned from leaders in America, who provided yearly training, to Peruvian leaders, who provide ongoing, regular training.

Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry training started with Eagle Leader, Pastor Bill Winton, and youth leaders from his church going to Arequipa, Peru to provide a weekend training Forum. Then in 2008, Cynthia Sundman, along with Reach Out's four Eagle Leaders--Diego Sanz, Mike Pastor, Daniel Polar, and Pedro Garcia--took over the ministry training providing ongoing, regular leadership training in Arequipa and Lima. They focus on training youth leaders who then will equip their churches in JFYM.

To enjoy our ministry in Peru in Spanish go to http://cristocentrico.org
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Bruce Thomas

The discipleship and mentoring you did with me is my foundation and is our base for Livada Orphan Care. You are, and will always be, the Paul of my life."

Bruce Thomas
(Romania)