We recently celebrated four years of ministry in Peru. During this time with Kids Alive we are thankful for the opportunity we have had to grow in our love for the Lord, our love for the Peruvian people and our understanding of the language and culture. We feel privileged to have formed many close relationships with the women and children within the ministries here in Peru.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Just as our decision to come to Peru was in response to God’s calling, we are prompted by the Lord to a new ministry focus. The Lord has given us a love and desire to minister in the jungle among the people there through increased involvement with the local church and evangelism.
After seeking the Lord in prayer and with the encouragement of the Elders from our home church we began exploring our ministry options. Our search led us to South America Mission (SAM) based in Pucallpa, Peru. In July of this year we flew to Pucallpa to visit their ministry sites and meet with mission’s personnel. We were excited by what we saw the Lord doing there through SAM and by their willingness to partner with us. We have since applied and been accepted by South America Mission to serve in Pucallpa with them and will be leaving Kids Alive at the end of December.
Beginning in January Tyler’s ministry will involve rebuilding the facilities at the SAM Center in Pucallpa, working with local personnel and visiting work teams. Brenda will be involved in the local crisis pregnancy center and working in women’s ministries. We both will be involved in outreach through the local church and the indigenous ministry center.
Pucallpa is a city of 300,000 located 500 km north east of Lima. It is on the Ucayali River, a major tributary of the Amazon. Because of its central location in the Peruvian jungle, Pucallpa serves as an air base and administrative center for several mission agencies.
The SAM Center will provide our family with SAM Academy an English - language missionary kids’ school. There, we can also be part of a large missionary community who meet and encourage one another regularly.
It is our hope that you will continue to partner with us as we serve the Lord in Pucallpa. Thus we are asking you to transfer your support from Kids Alive to South America Mission on our behalf. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Skype ty_foss is our user name.
Sincerely in Christ,