Volunteer with Latin American Missions Association

Latin American Missions Association

Non-profit charity focused on Peru Mission building in earthquake and flood zone with low income farm worker villages.


Closest City: Ica, Peru (14.0KM)

What We Need

Evangelism - working with resident missionaries with children. Share testimony, music, arts, sports, support, listen. Many other skills welcome (finance, admin, construction, agriculture, etc)


When & Who

Always
Nope, we don't require a minimum duration
3-4 days, 7 preferred, including travel days (price below based on 7, reduce $15/day for less or more). Long term volunteers (over 45 days, far lower cost structure available)
Individuals, Groups, Retirees
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What we Provide

Assuming a group of 5 or more, we will provide travel to and from Lima airport to temporary apartment in Miraflores (suburb of Lima) before busing you down from Lima area to city of Ica and shuttle to mission. This will also include lodging and meals while at mission short one day for meals on your own. Also included is reverse transportation and another night in Miraflores upon departure. (Mission can house as many as 20, our interim apartment in Lima can only handle 10 at a time, but we can find a neighboring hostel to support more)

Longer term staffing is made to be as inexpensive as possible, about $100/month and a share of utilitiies is the target.

Variety

Each group chooses their meal plan. One, we can provide full meal planning, cooking for a very reasonal cost (less than $4-5/day). Two, there are restaurants in the village that provide meals very reasonably priced. Lastly, often groups may want to do their own grocery shopping and cooking, and that is possible too (just need to pay for the cooking gas). Our aim to be as flexible as possible but would like each group to do a plan of some sort and not at the individual level.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Electricity
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

short term team visits $350/person/week covers everything except airfare (add/subtract $15/day for additional days)
Volunteer must get to and from Lima Peru from point of origin. There are no one time fees. Daily fees go down quite a bit the longer the stay and will vary depending on meal options.


More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off
Orientation

Group size determines what we can do. Dependng on 'package'. Regardless of fee or not, we have contacts in Lima for ground transport, a lodging we own in Miraflores if you need to do a night or two in Lima before or after coming to Mission (availablity allowing). We can arrange for, or include in a package offering, ground transport from Ica to mission, LIma airport to bus or apartment, advise and direction on tourist sites near or far.


Contact Person

William or Lily Silverthorn
Centro Poblado, El Carmen, San Juan Bautista, Ica, Peru, Ica, Peru.

Other Ways to Help

Fundraising

We need fund raising coordination, networking, social media communication and more.

Speaking Spanish is always useful but not mandatory. Mission is always able to use quality used clothing, shoes, mostly for children but also adults (in case you want to use your checked baggage allotment more! ;-) ) . We have many construction needs with villagers so if you have trade skills (and can help with materials costs) there is always a need. Longer term mission assignments have a totally different cost structure to work with, based on long term rates, shared lodging, etc.


Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Working with children and youth is primary role. Construction coordination role is desired to fill. A teen leader is desired. bible study coordination, music roles. All staffing would share in maintaining the mission grounds.

Our 4 adult and one child resident missionaries are from Venezuela & USA. It helps, but is not mandatory, having the native language of the community. In fact many english only people come here for exposure to the spanish language to help them learn it. We are very interested in discussing with any church, or other group about arranging short or long term missionary work here. It is quite rewarding. We are a Bible based Christian 501c3 charity.

We are headquartered in San Diego but are very focused on the operational needs of a mission that we have built in Peru in a very needed area. We were gifted the land to build it on and we haven't stopped in the last 8-9 years on that venture. We have long term resident missionaries living there now, and dormitories for visiting short term missionaries. We have additional private dorms for additional long term resident missionaries. We have partnered with Samaritans Purse, AWANA (OANSA), and now YWAM (JuCUM). Our basic needs are support and giving and helping, both spiritually and physically, to the needy of this area. We have helped cloth, fund education, eye glasses, health care, sports activities, homework assist, haircuts, dancing, choir, music, flood victim assist, home building and repairs, orthodonics, and much more. Obviously this takes time, talent and treasure. We would love to answer any and all questions you may have and our mission is open for your visitation and participation as well .

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