May 29 - Jun 8, 2024
Giorgio and Janna Romani, Faith Baptist Church
Giorgio and Janna Romani along with their children, Vienna (9), Vincenzo (7) and Luca (4), are missionaries serving in the city of Lima, Peru for the past 10 years. Georgio and Janna met at Bible college in 2006. Shortly after their wedding he began pastoring a church in Florida. In 2012, the Lord guided them to leave the USA and serve in a Spanish-speaking country. Their three kids were born on the field, and have been a blessing to their lives and ministries. Pastor Giorgio has planted 3 churches, and 2 of those are now led by members of those church plants. His current church, Iglesia Bautista de fe, has their own facility for several ministries including Theological education, ESL program as a tool for outreach, Kids’ ministries, and medical campaigns.
Our goals and desires are for the growth of the two local churches in their communities and for our current church to connect with our new local community. Our local healthcare consists of many problems with kid’s malnutrition, poor eyesight, hearing and dental care. The public healthcare system is substandard and private care is very expensive. In general, people are very welcoming and mostly open to the gospel.
Connect with them:
Peru is a destination that evokes strong and dramatic imagery – the Incas, the Amazon, the Andes, the mighty condor, and Lima, “the City of the Kings” and former colonial capital of the Spanish New World. Indeed, there are few countries that provide such a brilliant blend of history, culture, landscape, and wildlife under one flag. Peru is located on the central western coast of South America facing the Pacific Ocean. It is entirely (but barely) in the Southern Hemisphere, with its northernmost point just 2 miles south of the equator. Peru has three distinct ecosystems: the arid Costa on the west; the rugged Sierra, or Andes, in the center; and the wet and forested Amazonia on the east.
Peruvian territory was home to several cultures during the ancient and medieval periods and has one of the longest histories of civilization of any country. Its most well-known is the Inca Empire, which was the largest known state in the pre-Columbian Americas. The Inca Empire had between 6-14 million people at its zenith, which ended when the Spanish arrived and conquered in 1532.
Roman Catholicism, as the official state religion, has played a major role in Peruvian culture and society since the Spanish conquest, with every village, town, and city having its official church or cathedral, patron saint, and special religious days. Indigenous people have mixed many pagan beliefs into the Roman Catholic rituals to produce a syncretistic religion rich in traditions.
Peru is the home to the potato - over 3,000 varieties, so potato fans rejoice – this is the place for you! Corn and beans are also native to Peru, and quinoa, cocoa, and coffee are also grown here. Ceviche, fish cooked with fresh lime juice and flavored with chili, is considered the national dish of Peru.
For more country information, click here https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/peru/
Our plan is to offer medical and optical care to this community. If you are a dental or physical therapy professional interested in potentially serving on this team, please fill out an INTEREST FORM to inquire about offering these services. Every patient who receives care will hear the gospel from a member of this local church.
This trip is now closed. Thank you for your interest.
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