School Established in Lima in 2013
The school in Peru began classes on the 2nd Saturday in August, 2013. The name of the school is Peru Christian Training School. The director is Julio Valverde. The teachers are Thomas Parillo Pacompia and Evert Mandujano.
The first graduation in Lima was held on January 22, 2016, and five students graduated. The second graduation was held on December 15, 2017, at the Montecarlo Church of Christ and 4 students received their diplomas. The director, teachers, and students were present at the banquet on Friday night held in honor of the graduates. The speaker for the occasion was Maximo Collao, a preacher of the gospel in Peru.
Brother Rick Hatfield (in center), from the Central Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa, AL, went to be a part of the graduation on January 22, 2016. Pictured are four of the five graduates and a mother who stood in for her son who was in the hospital.
Here are three of the four graduates on December 15, 2017. Brother Julio Valverde, director of the school, is second from left. Brother Helmut Garcia, the preacher for the Montecarlo Church of Christ, is on the right.
Mission Work Report From Lima, Peru
By Tomas A. Parillo
Dear brothers, I want to greet you and wish you a great day with the blessings of God. I am pleased to share with you the good news of the mission work done by the Christian Training School in Lima, Peru. The Christian Training School has been functioning since 2013, with the support of the brothers. On this occasion, with the help that Brother Julio Valverde gave me for this mission trip, my wife and I were able to carry out various activities with God's blessing. On Friday, the 18th of January, immediately after leaving our work, we travelled to Trujillo, Peru to fulfill a task, a commitment with the brothers. On Saturday, January 19, 2019, we had three baptisms, the presentation of preachers, and a wedding.
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, my wife and I arrived very early in Trujillo and immediately we went to the church in El Porvenir. We had to go out of town to perform three baptisms. With the blessing of God, three people were baptized into Christ: Carlos Avalos, Rosa Yupanqui, and Maritza Leon. After the baptisms, we returned to the city very excited with the group of brothers who went to witness the baptism. After lunch, we went to our lodging to rest a little for the central activity that was programmed in the premises of the church of El Centro. The church in El Porvenir continues to grow - they have already bought land for a church building, but they still meet in a space lent by a family.
This first event organized by the Christian Training School in coordination with the Church of Christ in El Porvenir marks a very important milestone in the history of the church in Trujillo. There is good expectation in this city to establish new churches and to train a new generation of young men to preach the gospel. There are new opportunities to preach the gospel in the mountains of La Libertad and in the region of Chiclayo, Peru. We had the presentation of the preachers of the church in Trujillo, Peru. The churches represented were El Centro, El Porvenir, Huanchaco, Las Brisas, Los Pinos, and Valle de Dios.
Baptism in Trujillo, Peru
Group of preachers in Trujillo, Peru