September 18, 2014
Peruvian Amazon Mission
Our 2014 Peru Crew shared the love of God with the people of the Amazon Rainforest in word and action from July 26 through August 8. This was the 12th consecutive year that members of our congregation, under the leadership of Pastor Dave Henry, have traveled to the Peruvian Amazon to complete a construction project, hold a Bible School for the children of Tamshiyacu, work with the special needs children of the SCOTA School, worship and fellowship and sing and play with the folks of Iquitos and Tamshiyacu, Peru. This year the Peru Crew, consisting of Holly Anderson, Lorraine Dodson, Libby Dodson, Pastor Dave Henry and four members of the Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church (Quarryville, PA) worked on painting and cleaning the school for special needs children (SCOTA), shared the message of Christ through Bible School and worship, and distributed school supplies, shoes and other gifts to the children. It was an amazing experience and YOU are invited to contact Pastor Dave to join us on our 2015 Peru Crew!
Testimony from 2014 Peru Crew members:
“The biggest thing that I took away from the trip was that I already have everything that I need to be happy – all I have to do is appreciate it. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in Peru missions take a chance and go. It was an amazing experience."
- Libby Dodson
“I found a deep beauty in the rainforest and the connections that were made in the village. Despite cultural and language barriers, strong relationships were formed."
- Holly Anderson
“I am still in awe of the beauty of nature there, as well as the friendly people who tried SO hard to understand my Spanish….Just a wonderful week and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to go again." -Lorraine Dodson
Water is life. The World Health Organization states that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it a leading cause of death around the world. The vast majority of water-borne illnesses are caused by organisms that are found in a water source that has been contaminated by sewage. The residents of Tamshiyacu live in a remote village along the Amazon River. Their main water source is the Amazon River, which is contaminated by many parasites. The need for clean drinking water is a drastic need!
Jesus Christ is the living water! John 7:37 says “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and let the one who believes in me drink." As the scripture has said, "Out of the believer's heart shall flow streams of living water.”
Medical Mission, INC and the Amazon Mission Fellowship are working to provide primary medical care, water purifying systems, public health education, and spiritual inspiration to our Peruvian brothers and sisters. Together, we can make an immeasurable impact in the daily lives of our neighbors in Tamshiyacu, Peru.
From your family for their family: You have the opportunity to purchase a water-purifying system for a Peruvian family as a symbol of Christ's compassion. The cost of one water bucket filtration system which can provide clean drinking water for a family is only $45!