2012 Cross Street Peru Mission Video

July 2012 Update

Peru Field Report: Cross Street Mission Team

We have been taking Cross Street Mission Teams on mission trips since 1997. Cross Street is a ministry of Message Ministries. This year’s team was made up of people from 10 different churches, all coming together to share the message of the gospel through music, drama, testimony, teaching and construction.

The Cross Street teams always make a big impact wherever we take them, in whatever they do. This year’s team continued that legacy! The team accomplished a lot in a short time! The team hosted the 7th annual Peru Youth Camp, built a prefab home, ministered on the streets, in a public school, and wherever they were. It was an amazing time, spent with some very amazing people who are dedicated to bringing the love of Jesus to the world.

Peru Field Report: Mission Team 2

The second Peru team was such a blessing. They were only with us for three full days, but accomplished so much in that short time.

On the first day, they built a prefab home, complete with electric. On the second day, they held an eyeglass/clinic outreach followed by Vacation Bible School ministry in Cerro Gorila with Pastor Carlos and Veronica. On the third day, they began to construct another prefab home, which was not in the original plans for this team. The home would have been completed, but some of the necessary parts were not available.

A special thanks to this team, which included The Bouvier Family and some folks from Living Hope Community Church! This was a family team. Besides five people from The Bouvier Family, there was a father and his daughter, and a mother and her son. It was a blessing to watch them serve the Lord together. When they left us, they went to Arequipa to serve the Lord there.

A Special Thanks to:

* Marco Aroni and the other Peruvian leaders for helping to make the Peru camp and all our mission endeavors a success.
* Those who supported team members, the Peru Youth Camp, donated the funds for the prefab homes and to all those who support us with your monthly gifts.
* All the Peru mission team members who sacrificed their time and resources to come and be a blessing to the people of Peru.

Prayer Requests:

  • Brian as he continues to lead Message Ministries & Missions
  • Marco Aroni – Peru Mission Coordinator
  • Peru Leadership Team – Pastors Fabian, Jose, Gilberto, Everth
  • That God would meet all the needs associated with this ministry
  • Living Hope Ministries of North India including the Indigenous Missionaries, the Slum School and the Orphanage in Amritsar
  • In September we will begin regular classes at the Vocational Training Center in Lomas de Carabayllo. Please pray for Marcos Zuniga who will be teaching these classes.
  • Our planned mission trip to India has been postponed until 2013. Please pray for God’s give wisdom in regards to our involvement there.

Download this newsletter here:  2012 – July Newsletter


Peru Video Update

March 2012 Update


Most of what we do in this ministry, we do by faith. We see a need, we receive a leading from the Lord regarding it, and then we pray to meet the need by God’s grace and provision. We share the needs with you in our newsletters or with people we meet. Sometimes, God meets the need even before we can share it with you in our newsletter!

I will confess this to you. Sometimes it’s kind of “scary” knowing that the leaders we partner with, and the families they minister to, depend on us to keep our promises to help them in the midst of their poverty. These pastors and leaders are like family to us! They do the hard work on the mission field; we just assist them with it. And many of you assist them as well through your prayers and your gracious responses to the needs you read of in our newsletters.

Let me share one story with you about this process. Several weeks ago during a video conference with our Peruvian leadership team, I mentioned that we were ready to build a new church facility in Valle Verde. Valle Verde is one of the poorest areas we work in; the building there is literally falling apart! At that time I had no idea where the funds would come from. Nevertheless, I knew God desired us to take this step of faith. Over the years, we have learned that to go forward in our service to God, we must take steps of faith to help those in need. I shared this need with one of our supporters. He discussed it with his wife, and the next day he sent me a text asking how much we needed. I replied, and within minutes he wrote back saying, “We will cover it.” Hallelujah!

I get really excited knowing we can move forward in faith on something we feel so strongly about. We are so grateful to the couple who took that step of faith to meet this need in Valle Verde. We’re also thankful to, and thankful for, so many of you who have sacrificed over the years to help us share “God’s Message of Hope” in ways both practical and spiritual in Peru and beyond.

In His Service,   Brian Weller