South America

Peru

Population: 32.97 Million

The Basics

Population
32.97 Million
Language
Spanish
Religions
Roman Catholic 81%
Protestant Christian 13%
Other 3%
None 3%

From the breathtaking Andes Mountains, to the vast coastal deserts, to the lush tropical rainforests of the Amazon Jungle, Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth.

The birthplace of several proud, ancient civilizations, present- day Peru is also home to multiple indigenous groups who blend into a unique and beautiful culture.

Many locals maintain ties to their cultural heritage and indigenous beliefs, but a strong movement of the local church is transforming this nation.

Culture
The Peruvian concept of time is fairly relaxed; you may have to adapt to a more flexible schedule.

Corn, potatoes and rice are staples of Peruvian food.
Explore
Machu Picchu is an incredible ancient temple, a ruin from the Incan Empire thousands of years ago. It’s absolutely worth the trek if you are able to go!

Lima is a city full of amazing food and places to explore. Visit the old town to see the remains of the colonial Spanish era.

Cusco is a town full of ruins from the Incan Empire and the Spanish colonial era. You’ll find old cathedrals built on Incan temples, and remnants from ancient and modern cultures everywhere.

Strategic Partners

Meet Waldir and his family! They have a deep commitment to reaching the jungle communities along the Amazon river. They host pastor trainings and plant churches in jungle communities. Our teams allow them to access more communities and do outreaches with the children and families of the region.

Meet the Josephine House! The Josephine House is an orphanage for children with special needs, who are often neglected or abandoned in Peru. Tim and Holly help support the Josephine House and other churches in the rural areas around Cusco. They have a huge heart for discipleship and love building up our teams.

Meet Joel and Maria Savage! They work alongside local Peruvian pastors to further God's Kingdom through children ministry, evangelism, church planting and youth events. Their vision and heart is to strengthen the local church and build up the body through outreach to the next generation. Joel and Maria partner with our teams to increase their impact across the city of Trujillo.

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Lima is invested in reaching the city of Lima through evangelism and outreach while also training, equipping, and discipling the Peruvian church to be mobilized in their city. Our teams help in their outreach efforts, including teaching English and children ministry.

On the Ground

Posts from racers on the ground in Peru

Upcoming Peru Trips

These trips help make a difference in this country by serving alongside local ministries. You can join them!

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