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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.
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.