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1000 Missionary Movement in Peru
July 04, 2013

Thanks to God for providing instruction from the 1000 Missionary Movement (1000MM) and for being with us here in Peru for the past five years. We held missionary training in January and February of 2013, for our 5th Batch of missionaries from Peru, where 21 young people applied.

There were16 out of the 21 devoted young people who completed all the training and were sent to the mission field in pairs on February 24, 2013. Once the training got started, devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, computers, and radios, were forbidden to use in order for the trainees to become separated from the external world. The environment enables them to focus entirely on Jesus through His Word.

I felt thankful to God as our trainees diligently started every day by turning on the lights in the hall at 2:00 am, with the desperation to know our God. They continued living in such exhausting conditions, despite my worries of whether they could follow the tight schedule starting at 4:00 am or not.

Also, I felt thankful to God as I heard the testimony of our young people who had decided to take on this mission after they realized that they had not been able to meet God in the past 20 or 30 years of their lives.

After completing the fourth week of training, we went to Lima, the capital city of Peru, with all of our trainees, and held an evangelistic meeting at a place called El Paraiso in the Villa Maria del Triunfo area. Senior missionaries, who had previously graduated, voluntarily joined to provide help for the evangelistic meeting, as well as the four young people from the Paraguay Korean church. We also went to an area called Cero where houses are built on the stone mountains. 

The schedule was tough as we had to perform door-to-door visitation as well as provide Bible studies in the morning, run Bible school for children in the afternoon, and hold evangelistic meetings for adults in the evening. However, it enabled 20 souls to be reborn as sons and daughters of God with His guidance. 

Everyone was entitled to join this movement, but five people had to return during the training as we could not send everyone to the mission field.

After the seven week training session, 16 young people were selected. There were also two people who devoted a year of their life to the mission field and decided to continue for another year. Thus we decided to send a total of 18 people to the mission field.

In all, there were a total of 20 people, including another two missionaries from our headquarters who had worked as long-term missionaries.

I hope our God will accomplish beautiful things with our devoted and precious missionaries in 2013.

Article by Yang, Eui Shik, Peru 1000MM director