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American students arrived in the city of southern Peru, through Maranatha Volunteers International
Dedicate their time and resources to help in the construction of small churches in the most vulnerable communities, are the acts of generosity of American students who travel to different countries through Maranatha Volunteers International, the ministry of support for the Seventh-day Adventist Church; which thanks to donations has been doing important work in the territory of the Peruvian Union of the South - UPS (Administrative Office)
Recently, 22 young people between the ages of 18 and 28 arrived from the United States as volunteers to help in the process of building the temple of the Seventh-day Adventist Congregation of Izcuchaca. This church is located in Izcuchaca, a Peruvian town, in the capital of the district and province of Anta (Cus Cusco region), an area belonging to the administrative field of the South Eastern Mission of Peru (MSOP) of the UPS.
Among their tasks, the volunteers carried out the placement of cement blocks on walls, transfer of some materials for the construction of the church temple and in addition, over the course of two days, they treated 333 patients with general medical check-ups, dental cleanings, eye exams, and pharmaceutical advice.
For Maranatha Volunteers International this was their first successful missionary trip of the year, under the name Catalyst Peru 2023; where foreign volunteers had a closer experience with the members of the Adventist church, they worshiped together every day, strengthening their faith and the gift of service, while living a unique period in their lives.
This ministry will again provide possibilities for more volunteers to visit and help in other small churches in the interior of southern Peru with the purpose that their efforts contribute to generating a significant impact of personal and spiritual growth on people, and on themselves.
See more images of the construction of the temple, medical care and spiritual development on site, below: