CAC Fields of Focus

Peru


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High in the Andes in Abancay, Peru, is a “little” organization involved in a God-sized calling to reach remote communities in this region with the Gospel. AIDIA is a translation organization led and executed by indigenous Quechua people. CAC, in partnership with AIDIA, is working in concert to build up, strengthen, and grow the local church, promote the use of Quechua scriptures, and raise biblically solid leadership for effective advancement of God’s Kingdom in this, the Eastern Apurimac region of Peru.

 

We are specifically partnering with them as they develop local believers in pastoral training and leadership development, as well as training and developing Sunday schools and leadership needed for kids and youth as churches in these remote communities are planted. 

 

We are excited by the in-roads the Kingdom is making in these lives and the coming transformation of their families and communities.

Covid Relief Update

July 30, 2020


Plan to mitigate urgent needs (click on title to read the report)




July 2, 2020


Peru has been under a severe lock-down for the majority of the Covid pandemic. In many rural communities, villagers have been policed by martial law. Those over 60 haven’t been allowed to leave their homes and in some situations we have heard of people not even being allowed to tend their animals. The Apurimac State has recorded a little over 800 cases in their region, with 13 deaths. Abancay (city housing AIDIA, our partners) has recorded close to 350 cases. To date, AIDIA has been able to distribute 100 care baskets to families in need in Abancay and closely surrounding areas.

 

July 1 was the date this area looked forward to as the day these restrictions would be relaxed. Many stores with critical supplies have been closed. Those which remained open have depleted supplies. Shelves have been emptied of necessary basics like flour, pasta, sugar, and rice.  It is expected these stores will be replenished and others will resume business.

 

Like many places, travel has also been severely restricted. Rural communities once accessible have been very limited to AIDIA staff despite their permission to travel as aid distributors. These communities have limited their access due to the belief the virus will come because of outsiders. While this is true, it is not the whole issue. Hopefully this fear will also dissipate as people are freer to move about. Aid is needed in so many of these kinds of communities and they will be hurting themselves more by not allowing aid to come in. AIDIA will be taking necessary measures to ensure safe distribution. But I imagine, this is something not completely understood.

 

Enrique and Rocio (AIDIA trainers) moved to one such village at the start of Covid, enabling them to help however they could. This village, Socco, (sounds like So-ho) is where our last Peru team went to serve. This church was planted in the last few years and they are on board to help them navigate these days, as well as with the practical needs many are facing. Praise God for their hearts to serve and be Jesus to many at this time.

 

It is the hope with the relaxation of the restrictions that AIDIA will be able to purchase more goods and distribute them to the many in need. Let’s be praying for this. The colder season is upon them and supplies like blankets and medication have been difficult to access. There are many elderly, single mothers and their children who are vulnerable this time of year. Thank you CAC for your generosity and desire for help to be available to some of the most vulnerable in these days. 



Project Stories of Impact

Testimonies are powerful. To hear from our friends, click on a video below to hear about the impact AIDIA and, by extension CAC, is having in the lives of many.


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Peru Annual Reporting

We are incredibly excited about being involved in what God is doing in Peru. Below are links to parts of the annual reports we receive from our friends at AIDIA. You have access to stories with photos that tell of the impact had on lives and communities through our partnership. Leaders are being developed and trained. Kids are being taught. Churches and Sunday schools are being planted and communities are being changed for the Kingdom. Also available is a numbers summary of the impact the stories are part of. Be encouraged friends!

 

If you would like to see the full report, please contact Pastor Holly


2019 Reports

  1. Schedule B = Numbers Summary
  2. Schedule C = Stories of Impact (Jan-June 2019)
  3. Schedule D = Stories of Impact (July-Dec 2019)


2018 Reports

  1. Project Stories of Impact 1
  2. Project Stories of Impact 2
  3. Number Summary