pointing the world to Christ through love and service ...
Dates: June 14-22, 2019
Cost: $1,000 + Airfare
Leader: Darin Hensley (email@example.com)
Global Builders – Peru
Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas. Currently, Peru is a country where 44 percent of its people live below the poverty line and over 70 percent of the rural population live in homes with dirt floors. The Fuller Center Peru is at work in the small migrant community of La Florida, which is roughly 2 1/2 hours south of Lima. It falls within one of the most arid regions on earth, receiving little or no rainfall. Agriculture is maintained through a system of irrigation canals that bring water from the higher elevations of the Andes or from artesian wells sunk below the desert.
As of June 2017, 85 homes have been completed. They are typically 650 square feet and built on families’ own land. For many of these families, their Fuller Center home is the first permanent dwelling they have ever lived in and owned. Families perform sweat equity and sign an affordable, no-profit, no-interest mortgage agreement.
Fundraisers – Help Support Our Team!
There are many ways you can help support the Peru mission team!
(1) The Schwan’s Cares fundraiser is simple, shop online from over 300 high-quality foods and it will be delivered to your door. Our team will receive 20% the first 45 days from food orders and 40% from gift cards! Link https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/43497.
(2) Purchase the Peru 2019 t-shirt for $15 (cash and check accepted).
(3) Peru Paint Party on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00pm at MBC. The cost will be $40 (proceeds to benefit Peru team) and will include all materials. Paula Tackett will lead the painting party and participants can choose to paint one of the two samples or their own design.
See Darin Hensley or Kelly Rowe for more information about joining the team or fundraising efforts. (For t-shirt payments or monetary donations; please make check’s payable to “Midway Baptist”, memo line: “Peru”)
(4) “JOURNEY TO PERU” COOKBOOK
The Journey Sunday School class has prepared a cookbook to help raise funds for the Peru 2019 mission trip. They are collecting pre-orders for the cookbook which will be distributed by one of two options:
PDF version – $10 and will be delivered electronically. (Don’t forget to include your email address)
Paper version – $15 and will be delivered already three-hole punched and ready to be placed into a binder.
Please request your copy by emailing or calling the church office. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 859-846-4514)
- 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. – Wake-up
- 7:00 a.m. – Breakfast/Devotions
- 8:00 a.m. – Build begins
- 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch/siesta break
- 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Build continues
- 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – R & R
- 7:00 p.m. – Supper
- 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Relax/Group discussions
Type of building
The volunteer work for the new homes being constructed involves making and pouring lots of rebar, concrete, digging holes, moving construction materials, piling brick and more. We do not require Spanish speakers on the teams, but they are helpful. Our project leader speaks fluent English, but if or when he is away, there may be no other English speakers present.
Local public vans will be provided to transport your team to and from the work-site. Vans will be hired to drive teams from the airport to the bus station.
Volunteers will stay in the town of San Vicente. The housing includes electricity, running water, and bathroom facilities. Internet access can be found near the lodging as needed, but it is not yet available in the village near the work-site. Laundry is available. Mosquito nets are not needed.
You will want to bring toiletries and towels. Bedding is optional. It is helpful to have long pants or Bermudas for work as well as sturdy shoes. You may want to bring basic first aid supplies, sun screen, bug repellent for gnats, Frisbees, balls. Any kind of small hand tools could be helpful to bring, like tape measures with both inches and metric.
Rest & Relaxation
One day of the week will typically be for rest or tourism. Local sight-seeing opportunities include horseback riding, white water rafting, ancient sites (Inca ruins), local open-air markets, cultural folk music and dance program and Nazca Lines.
Are you unsure of how to prepare for such an experience or just looking for some tips on how to be better prepared? If so, we suggest you take a look at our Trip Preparation page where you will find a lot of helpful information and links – Preparing For Your Trip!