January 2020Peru – Chicken Farming

In late November Doug Springer took David Ruby and his 20-year-old Grandson Christian Van Cleeff to Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon to investigate the opportunities of setting up small (100) chicken growing projects. Christian wrote:

We had the privilege of participating in a mission trip to Peru where we were hoping to equip some local believers (pastor and family) in chicken farming. The farming would provide them with many benefits – they could sell the birds for income to support themselves, subsidize the farm,
as well as eat the birds to feed his family. From the moment this project began, it was so clear God was in control.

My Grandfather David, the “farmer” from Canada said:

“Every detail God took care of, his timing was perfect. God had placed in the hearts and minds of the pastor ahead
of time that this process was going to bless them”

All glory to God that within a short time frame, the chicken farm became reality for the pastor and his family. It truly was astounding that the simplest gesture of providing chickens could have such a life changing effect in their lives. The Christian people of Peru are so hospitable, faithful and grateful. It is just amazing how God can use us – how he places love in our hearts for fellow believers.

Pastor Eugenio Pipa with newborn chicks

We went to help in Peru, but ultimately it changed us. Our faith grows deeper and we have more love for others. It was a blessing to be such a small part of God’s big plan for the people of Peru. All Glory and Praise to him. Forever changed.

Peru Computer Education Program

There are currently four young women enrolled in our Computer Education course. Not only do they receive training from a qualified Microsoft instructor, but they give back.

Here is Sindy’s perspective on serving.


“For me it is a pleasure to help other people because I know the needs they have, overall in this time they lost everything in the fire. I really feel happy to help them.


I am able to see children smile and that make me feel happy – the fact that we can share many things and share the God blessings and help people through it is because all what happens to us is for some reason.

God is all powerful and He has the control of all situations. God asked us to serve people with love and in this way people may know his love and his peace.”

Sindy Mayán Pereyra
Iquitos, Peru

Health Insurance

We provide this information from Health Canada to our friends in Ontario who travel as recent changes to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan are now in effect making some services no longer funded.

Why you should buy travel health insurance
•    Your Canadian health insurance may not pay your medical fees while you are outside Canada.
•    Your provincial or territorial health plan may cover none, or only a small part, of the costs of your medical care abroad.
It will never pay your bills up front.
•    Foreign hospitals can be very expensive and may require immediate cash payment.
•    In some countries hospitals and clinics will not treat you if you do not have enough insurance or money to pay your bills.
•    Canadians should note some providers do not provide air evacuation in a medical emergency.

Prayer Points

~  Pray for team Peru 2020 leaving on January 18th – safety, good health, and serving as Jesus would have us to.