At Church of the Advent, we are passionate about serving and extending the gospel to the neighborhood in which God has placed us. To learn more about our mission in Villa Park and how you can partner with us, click here.
Our mission team traveled to Curahuasi, Peru in February of 2017. The small village of Curahuasi, Peru is located in the beautiful Andes Mountains. Curahausi is located in the Apurimac region, which is known as the poorhouse of Peru. Approximately 750,000 people (predominantly indigenous) live within a three hour radius of Curahuasi. Most of the locals speak Spanish and Quechua. This area is predominantly Roman Catholic, with 10% being Evangelical. There is a lot of superstition and animism carried over from the old Incan religious traditions and customs.
As a result of this trip, along with Pastor Rob's trip to Rwanda in 2017, we are excited to pursue a sister-to-sister relationship with another Anglican Church, somewhere in Latin America. We are exploring options in Mexico and Nicaragua, but are open to whatever location God leads us to. What we know is that we want to develop an international vision that involves a mutually beneficial partnership in the gospel with our brothers and sisters in the Global South. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity with us, please contact Loyce Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.