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Earlier this week, the Peruvian Congress impeached President Martin Vizcarra due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and alleged corruption. Congress claims that Vizacarra’s poor management of the virus has helped lead to the death of 35,000 Peruvians. Despite Congress’s decision, 80% of the people support Vizcarra as president. Therefore, moments after the decision,...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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He taught philosophy in the 1960s and ’70s in Ayacucho, Peru, championing Marxist ideas and causes in the classroom that spilled out into real life. Abimael Guzmán would later form Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, and in 1980, he and his group declared war on Peru, its government, and anyone, rich or poor, who...
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Written by Savannah Morgan, OGTC Intern in Peru This little boy was photographed in an empty street in Peru, praying to God. He was asking the Lord for the virus to end and for people who are currently sick to get better. His parents were shocked at their 6-year old’s prayer. Even the children around...
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Written by Courtney Mathos, OGTC Intern in Bolivia In Latin America, Brazil and Peru have the highest number of COVID-19 cases, respectively. With soaring case counts come more restrictions and longer quarantines. But there is a marked difference in how the leaders of Brazil and Peru have responded to the virus. Peru’s president, Martín Vizcarra,...
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I grew up in a Christian home. Memories of my youth are filled with believers investing in me and sharing the gospel with me. Gospel witness surrounded me, yet I rejected this good news until I was 18 years old. At that time, the Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin and hypocrisy, and I...
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I am overwhelmed by the fact that God allows me to serve with some of the most wonderful people in the world. For the last 7 years we have had the opportunity to create a one week environment where college students desirous to serve in foreign missions could come and learn. It is not only amazing that...
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I am in Arequipa, Peru with my pastor and several members from Vision Baptist Church. It was good to get to see the three families that are serving as missionaries here. It is also exciting to see a young family and a single young lady here training for missions service. When you fly into Peru...
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