Friday, April 30, 2010

Introducing Peru Mission

Here is a succinct summary of the work and vision of the mission from our team's website:

Peru Mission is working to bring the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hurting and the lost in Peru. The vision of Peru Mission is to co-labor with the Holy Spirit, building faithful, vibrant, self-sustaining, and multiplying parish churches in northern Peru. We minister among Reformed Churches in Peru in order to establish new parish-communities who will faithfully serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Peru Mission is a team of missionaries laboring to plant and strengthen churches in the prominent cities of northern Peru. The center of operations is in the city of Trujillo, a bustling, strategic, coastal city 350 miles north of Lima.

From the earliest days, the mission has successfully wed the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ with works of mercy, seeking to address both the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Peru. Through pastoral ministry, relief work, leadership training, university ministry, parish day-schools, and economic development, the Lord is building strong, vibrant parish churches that are not only becoming self-sustaining and self-propagating, but also actively involved in bringing God's justice, mercy, and peace to the world around them.

If you would like to see more about the work of the mission, visit our website:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hallelujah! Presbytery exams passed!

Praise the Lord! After many hours of preparation over the last five months, Scott was examined and approved for ordination by our presbytery on last Friday! Please join us in giving thanks to our God for His kindness and strength!

Now we're off to spread the news about our mission work...

Have you heard? The Davenports are headed to PERU...!

That's right! Peru, South America!

In the coming months we plan to move to Peru and join the Peru Mission team ministering in the city of Trujillo on the northern coast of Peru. We are so excited about how the Lord Jesus is open this door for us to serve Him there.

For almost two years the Lord has been directing our path toward Peru. All along the way, He has been confirming our plans and desires. The last six months have been particularly busy. During this time Scott has been invited to join the Peru Mission team and received a ministerial call from the Peruvian church. Recently, Scott was approved by our presbytery for ordination and to be sent to minister in Peru. We hope to raise the necessary support to be able to move in just a few months.

We have also begun to visit churches and speak to individuals to share the exciting things the Lord Jesus is doing in Peru through His Holy Spirit. We would be thrilled for the opportunity to tell you more about our plans and the work of the mission. We would love to schedule a visit to speak to your church. We can also keep you updated by adding you to our e-newsletter list. Just send your email address to us at

outside the thatch chapel in the Clementina community