The state of Cusco is about the size of South Carolina. Cusco has a population of 1.3 million people. The state is made up of two types of landscape that of mountains and jungle. The mountains lie to the west and south while the jungle covers the north and east. It is a strategic area for the whole region in regard to trade, education, and medical care. For this reason, we too see this area as a strategic “crossroads” for the work of missions.
We as missionaries are working to plant, grow, and strengthen churches through evangelizing and training up leaders to go out and do the same. Within the state of Cusco, we have approximately one hundred Baptist churches. We are thankful for the churches that have been planted, but realize it does not meet the need for a population of 1.3 million. Our burden is to start more model churches so we can encourage the work of church planting throughout the area. Currently we are working on new church plants in the city of Cusco (mountains), the town of Kiteni (jungle), and the town of Salvación (jungle).
At the same time we have a Bible college that we operate in the mountain town of Urubamba. The goal of the seminary is to train up leaders and pastors who will work in current churches as well as start new ones. A camp ministry and Christian school also help the believers and area churches as we desire to evangelize our area and carry out discipleship.