Peru – Inca Link Team TripsNot a "tourism missions trip"
EXPERIENCE TYPE: Short-Term Trip - Taste & See
ANTICIPATED STARTJune 12-21
June 26- July 5
July 24- August 2
Participants4 (min) to 10 (max)
COST PER PERSON$1250 CAD
// GARBAGE DUMP MINISTRY
Teams will have the opportunity to demonstrate the love of Jesus to families who live in a garbage dump (Elim). The plan is to distribute clothes, food, and other goods to residents. Teams will be challenged to re-examine their own lifestyle as they see Christ among some of the most impoverished people in the world, and are happy with what little they have.
// CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Here you will have opportunities to connect with children at the Day Care Center (Mana). You will have the opportunity to work with our sponsored children as they learn what God’s love means for them and how it affects the way they live. The goal is to love them, teach them about Jesus and help them grow in maturity.
// MINISTRY COMPOUND
Our Children's Ministry Center serves the kids and families in the surrounding neighborhoods through a variety of different programs. These families are being reached with the gospel, discipled and taught life skills that will get them out of poverty. We are able to do this through our community ministry which runs out of the compound (Amijai). Teams will help to care for the children in the neighborhood, teaching them about Christ and His abundant love. They will even have opportunities to run a VBS program and help with the further construction and updates needed to better serve the community.
// INCA THAKI
Inca Thaki is the sports camp ministry Inca Link is starting in Trujillo, Peru. Teams will have the opportunity to work with the young boys as they are challenged to wrestle with the reality of God and how He can transform their lives. Inca Thaki uses sports to build communities amongst the young boys and to spread the word of God. Teams will have the opportunity to see or work with them as they engage in sandboarding, floor ball, soccer, skateboarding, and volleyball.
// MINISTRY WITH THE LOCAL CHURCHES
Teams will have the opportunities to connect with local churches who are feeding into the same communities we are working with. This looks different with each team as we are working together with the churches to meet the needs of the people in the best ways we can. This can look like helping with evangelism campaigns, 1 day VBS programs, leading worship, and many more activities!
// WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Teams will have the opportunity to be in fellowship with the mother's of the surrounding communities as they come to do learn crochet, sewing, and cooking all while they hear the gospel message. Teams may also get the opportunity to visit the women’s bible study as a small group of the community mothers seek out the Lord in their lives. This program is a part of the Amijai ministry.
About Inca Link
Inca Link helps facilitate teams to travel in different countries in Latin America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Honduras giving groups exposure and a better understanding to God's work there.
Link year, the 9-month program, travels from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru giving interns and Linkers the ability to get exposed to a number of ministries.
Inca Link supports and encourages ministries that build up and equip the National Church to minister in it’s own context. That's why each location is partnered with local ministries where you will get experience in compassion ministries, youth workshops, recovery programs, urban church planting, a missionary-training institute in the jungle, day-care centres, sport ministries, and many others.
You'll get to experience three different countries which has its own unique and rich culture. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru all boast of diverse cultures from its various ethnicities and history.
Meet your HostsGet to know the team on the ground
RICH & ELISA BROWN
Inca Link Founders & IW's in the Sun Region
Born and raised as missionary kids, Rich and Elisa Brown found each other in high school at the Alliance Academy in Ecuador. Then they went to Toccoa Falls College and started dating. Rich studied and graduated with a degree in Missiology and Elisa with Interpersonal Communications. The two were married on June 23, 1990. One year later, the couple moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to serve as youth pastor and wife at North Ridge Church. In the four years spent there, Rich completed the ordination process and graduated with a Master’s degree in Bible and Theology from Wheaton Graduate School.
They soon found themselves in Costa Rica and then moved to Peru in 1995. After 10 years of ministry in Peru, Rich and Elisa witnessed the growth of the Alliance youth from 30 in one church to over 1000 in three churches. In 2005, they began their ministry in Ecuador beginning a network of youth leaders in Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Rich and Elisa have four children: Olivia, Michaela, Josiah, and Alexa. All of their children are intimately connected to the Brown’s ministry, especially with Short-Term teams as translators, Corban and helping in the orphanages and garbage dump ministries.
Before you head off
We think having as much information before you go overseas ensures a quality experience for everyone. It's our hope that you'll get a chance to see how God is at work and learn well with our hosts and their partners.
So here's two additional resources for you! >