Making A Difference
The Pucusana Project is working on a number of different projects and classes through our local partner ministry. We believe these activities are the best way to reach the unchurched and help the poor overcome their own circumstances themselves. We do not give handouts of any kind. We provide opportunities to work with the locals to bring about positive changes to the community of Pucusana.
STARTING A CHURCH
Providing a Christian Stronghold
Starting a Christian Church is at the forefront of our ministry after building our new facility. We deeply believe that revival of the Holy Spirit in Pucusana is greatly needed. While most of Peru would identify as Catholic, the majority of people are not actually practicing believers. Oppressed by legalistic traditions, the people don’t have any idea what an authentic relationship with God looks like or what the Bible truly says.
The Pucusana Projects greatest hope is to provide Pucusana with its first thriving Evangelical Christian Church. We want to revive the Holy Spirit’s presence in this small fishing town through powerful worship, prayer and motivating Biblical preaching. This is something the people of Pucusana have never seen or experienced. We hope to see Bible studies and small groups begin as fruits of this ministry and for many generations to be changed by the undeniable presence of God in Pucusana.
Through this church, we will also start an annual worship conference with contemporary worship and speakers. There is tremendous power in how the Holy Spirit moves in individuals during worship and group prayer so we want to provide that opportunity through a large worship conference every year in the barrios of Pucusana. Through this we believe we will see dramatic growth of the Christian faith throughout Pucusana.
Educate, Empower, Enable
The Pucusana Project is currently working with our partner ministry in Pucusana to launch programs for the adults in the barrios. Only 2% of the adults in this town finished high school which has inhibited them from making any kind of career advancements. So we plan to launch many free community educational programs over the next few years out of the new property.
We want to provide Health education, Food Nutrition, Recycling, Environmental/Ocean Pollution alleviation, Parenting and Business courses to help these adults take steps toward better lives for themselves and their families. The purpose of these community projects and classes is to also help equip, encourage and enable adults living in Pucusana to be a part of positive community change and economic growth themselves.
In 2019, we launched two projects. First, a baking class to teach local mothers living in the barrios how to prepare desserts that can be sold as another form of income. The second project was the opening of a community garden to teach the importance of recycling and food nutrition basics.
We are continually taking donations for our community projects. Each project or class we provide costs around $3,000 a year.
Enabling Economic Growth
The Pucusana Project hopes to provide a free business course once a year. Classes will be taught by successful businessmen and women from the United States and Peru. This 2-week long course will teach basic business education, one-on-one help with resumes, interview conduct, creating business proposals and help start-up’s understand required government guidelines and documentation.
We hope this program will encourage and enable the poor to start their own companies, expand, pay employees with benefits and work in accordance with the Law, not around it. Our goal is to bring more financial stability to the families in Pucusana outside of the local fishing industry. We also hope that this program enables more people, predominantly the nonworking women, to start their own companies.
We are still in the beginning stages of starting this course so your prayers toward us finding individuals and company partnerships is greatly appreciated. We hope to launch this program in Spring of 2023.