Church Plant Project

Puno

Jan 2010 - Jul 2012

Puno sits at 12,000 feet above sea level in the middle of the Altiplanos (High Plains) in the south of Peru. The city is nestled alongside the country’s famous Lake Titicaca, which is shared by Bolivia. At such a high altitude the weather is constantly cold, never reaching temperatures above 70 degrees fahrenheit.

The people of Puno are extremely superstitious and traditional. Many people visit shamans to have their future read and/or practice black or white magic. Along with strong ties to folkloric legend, idolatry within the Catholic church is prevalent and widespread.

There were many challenges the 40/40s faced as they spread the Word of Christ. The people of Puno were very suspicious and untrusting so the main challenge was finding disciples that would open their hearts to God and to the missionaries. Even with all the challenges, God led the team to people who have become strong disciples and continue to serve in the Puno church to this day.

Progress

THE TEAM

Trevor Allen

Trevor Allen

Messaging Manager

The Alumni

Amanda Duerre

Amanda Duerre

40/40 Cluster Coordinator Couple
Chad Duerre

Chad Duerre

40/40 Cluster Coordinator Couple
Francisca Garca Julcahuanca

Francisca Garca Julcahuanca

40/40 Church Planter SA
Geremias Garcia Tarrillo

Geremias Garcia Tarrillo

40/40 Church Planter SA
Garren Moore

Garren Moore

40/40 Church Planter NA
Kristen Sailsbery

Kristen Sailsbery

40/40 Church Planter NA
Sammy Joel Martnez Zapata

Sammy Joel Martnez Zapata

40/40 Church Planter SA