October 20 - 28, 2020
One of the greatest needs missionaries have is for churches to come alongside them and partner with them in the work they are doing. So that’s what we’ll be doing this October, by bringing a team of people from Substance to Lima, Peru. Our own Substance missionaries, Daniel and Stephanie Gutierrez (gsoverseas.org), are on the pastoral staff of a large multi-site church called Camino de Vida, located in the heart of Lima––a city that’s overcrowded with more than 10 million people. The needs are so great and we have an exciting opportunity to meet, serve, and love the people of Lima and touch their lives with God’s grace and compassion through the local church.
We were meant to live for so much more! I know in my soul that followers of Christ are intended to be people of destiny who become agents of change for affecting the destiny of others.
Rob Hoskins, President of OneHope
On Purpose. With Purpose.
In the next few pages, you’ll find the information you need to help you make your decision. It’s a decision to give of your time, your finances, and your heart. But let me assure you that making the decision to go will cost you so much less than what it will give back to you. It’s an opportunity to live on purpose, with purpose, to make a difference, and to enlarge your heart to love others more with God’s limitless love.
Trip Cost / Financial Info
The total trip cost for October 20-28 will be approximately $2,600 (based on the projected cost of airfare). This includes the cost of all of your meals, lodging, ground transportation, mission projects, trip insurance and airfare.
Some of the projects/places we’ll be serving at alongside Camino de Vida church (caminodevida.com) and their volunteers may include:
- Participate in Servolution projects
- Serve at outreach projects in the city where there are the greatest current needs
- Assist in conferences
- Participate in disaster relief projects
- Serve at their Casa Alcance Dream Center:
- Assemble and distribute wheelchairs to people in need
- Make blankets for disaster relief
- Assist with their Club de Niños (kids’ club)
- Visit Grace House (a safe house for young women struggling with addictions)
- Serve at Casa Hogar Padre Martinho (a children’s home for kids with disabilities):
- Help with feeding the children
- Take the children to a park
- Help the children interact with the YouVersion Bible App for Kids
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I need to get any shots or immunizations before the trip?
Although there are not any required immunizations required to travel to Peru, you may want to check with your doctor to see if you’re up-to-date with the kind of immunizations you should have for any kind of travel outside of the U.S.
Do I need to be concerned about the food and water?
Lima is one of the food capitals of the world, which means that the food is amazing! We’ll be eating food that’s safe and drinking plenty of filtered water. But if you’re one of those people who sometimes reacts to changes in diet, we suggest you take a probiotic (like Culturelle) for at least a month before the trip.
Where will we be staying throughout the trip?
We’ll be staying the entire time at a mission house in Lima, which has very comfortable bunk beds and bathrooms. Each room holds 2-6 people, and although it isn’t like a hotel, it’s very comfortable and has a beautiful courtyard area for some of our meals, playing games at the end of the night, or relaxing a little when we have time.
What if I don’t speak Spanish?
You don’t need to know the language, since we’ll have translators with us wherever we go. There are some apps where you can learn basic Spanish phrases (like Duolingo), which are great to know!
How physically demanding will the trip be?
There may be some mission projects that are more physical (i.e. painting walls or building wheelchairs), but there are usually tasks within the project that can match whatever you feel able to do. Other projects (i.e. helping at the orphanage, making food to distribute) mostly require a heart to love the people we’re serving!
How much extra money will I need to bring on the trip?
All of your food and transportation is included in the cost of the trip. However, if you want to shop for souvenirs, purchase food at the airports, or give offerings at church, you’ll want to bring cash to exchange for soles (Peru’s currency).
Can I use my cell phone to make calls or text while I’m in Peru?
Check with your carrier to see what you cell phone plan covers. Each one is different, so you’ll want to check ahead of time