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Missionary Training Center - Peru

Peru | $15,800

 

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Side view Quechua MTC

 

A side view of the Missionary Training Center.  A full frontal view is impossible because the Center is built against the side of  the mountain.

Pastor with assistants

A pastor with his assistants.

Entrance to the Missionary Training Center built into the side of the mountain.

Entrance to the Missionary Training Center built into the side of the mountain.

Writing on outside wall

Writing on outside wall (which is the mountain's face) as you approach the entrance

Inside view

Inside view of the almost completed construction.

Side view

Side view

Bedroom for visitng missionaries

Sparse facilities in bedroom for visiting pastors.  Someday, hopefully, beds can be purdchased.

Feast for GCRI visitors

A feast for the two GCRI Board members and their wives who attended the dedication of the Missionary Training Center.  It was in a village high in the Andes, where we were treated to a delicious meal roasted in an outside fire pit!

The Quechua Indians, descendents of the Incas, live a marginalized existence in the Peruvian Andes.  Indigenous workers walk among the mountain villages bringing the gospel to people in the grip of poverty and spiritual oppression from animistic worship.  This training center will be a place for pastoral training, retreats, and a meeting place for a variety of needs.

GCRI donors provided the funds for the materials but the men from local congregations provided the labor.  Two GCRI board members visted the site for the dedication of the center.  We could see that the land on which the center was built was on the side of a steep mountain requiring the workers to dig out from the mountain a flat space to accomodate the footprint of the training center - a monumental task and evidence of how badly these Quechua Christians were willing to work to be trained in the Scripture.

Photos provided by Christian Aid Mission.

Project Country: Peru

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