Peru, S. A.

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1960- Huancayo, Peru

  In 1960 God called us to Latin America with our two small children, David and Susan. We went to Peru, South America, for six years. We evangelized and founded churches in Huancayo and other central cities high in the Andes mountains. With other missionaries we founded a Bible Institute to train Pastors and leaders.                                                     

1967- Ica, Peru

In 1967 Missionary Bob Smith with his Brother Missionary Jerry Smith and his family founded the First Baptist Church in the Capitol city of Ica, in southern Peru. This became the seed from which were born many churches in Huancayo and Ica. These churches continue to multiply.

brother bob used the same methods in peru he had been using.

David, age 3, with his Dad in Huancayo

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Brother Bob and his workers spent countless hours giving out pictoral Gospel booklets.

Evangelizing house to house

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In time they learned to visit the same homes weekly for 10 weeks giving the pictoral Gospels. Many were saved from this effort

Precious baby Christians were the blessed result

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They could see a big difference between different neighborhoods and different villages. Some were so much more moved by the Holy Spirit so that a new church could begin.

The new Christians were baptized

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As soon as a small group of believers was ready, they  organized them into a local church.

Brother Bob and the 26 members of the new Huancayo Baptist Church

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The church adopted a Constitution.  They began a Sunday School to disciple the families.

The Huancayo church found a building

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The church understood temporary funds were being sent to them from sister churches in the United States. They voted in a short time to call a pastor Brother Bob had trained.