Peru Church

2005 Peru Missions TripDates: June 20 – August 12 — Work/Evangelism

Peru—land of the Incas and some of the most majestic mountains in the world, the Andes!

After completing Boot Camp, you bus to the Miami International Airport. A connecting flight takes you across the Straits of Florida, Cuba, the Caribbean Sea, and the Equator before arriving in Lima, the capital of Peru. Here you change planes for your flight across the Andes to Pucallpa, a jungle city located in the Amazon Basin on the Ucayali River, which merges into the Amazon River and flows over 2,000 miles to the Atlantic Ocean.

Your project is to continue construction on a church building for the Bible Missionary Church, El Shaddai. Housing will be in tents; bathing and laundry will be done using buckets.

During free time you will be able to share the Gospel with neighborhood kids using music, puppets, drama and testimonies. You may ride a tricycle cab into town and barter for Indian items in the local market such as beads, spears, baskets and other items.

Estimated Project Expense: $3990 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee

Register Online Now!       (Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)

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  1. Good luck to everyone going to boot camp tomorrow. God Bless!!!

  2. Thank you sooooo much

  3. Sorry, i didn’t make my last question clear. Can we bring shorts to use as sleepware?
    Also, can we bring beef jerky to the field?

    • John, Yes and yes. Turn the beef jerkey into your leaders to hold for you as you can’t have it at Boot Camp.

  4. Thanks, Beth.

  5. Also, the addresses for sending them mail say Team 11011. Is that a typo from last year?

  6. If I understand it correctly, the Team Fact Sheet says that they will have an overnight in Lima before they fly to Pucallpa. Where will they be spending the night?

    • Amy, There was a mistake in the itinerary. The flight numbers are the same, but they are only in the airport for a few hours.

  7. soo we can bring it to the field?
    Also, can we bring shorts to sleep in?

  8. Also, what is a TP?

  9. We will be able to bring stuff like beef jerky to the field or boot camp?

  10. Hi again! Do we need to bring a notebook for taking notes or will we be issued one? Thanks.

  11. From the information sheet it seems like I can bring a musical instrument; is there anything more I should know before bringing my violin?

  12. Hi! I was just wondering if dish bags and small backpacks (like the one in the most recent pre-trip update video) are available for purchase at Boot Camp. Thanks!

  13. Are all of the books at the Teen Mission library christian?

  14. Hi, my construction video is not working. Is it to late to get a new one?

  15. Will we have the opportunity in Peru to buy shampoo, soap etc.. once we get there? I just want to be able to determine whether the amount I bring will have to last just BC or both BC and the field.

  16. We only need passports, right? YES.

  17. thanks you

  18. Hi again, I was wondering, while we are i Peru, will we be able to buy souvenirs like arrow heads or stuff like that?

  19. Thanx

  20. Oh and one last question, what is the tool that we are supposed to bring?

  21. I was just wondering, but what is a care package?

  22. What kind of books will we be able to bring on the trip?

    • John, As stated in the General Fact Sheet, you cannot bring ANY books. We provide a library of mission biographies.

  23. Ok. Sorry.

  24. Will someone pick us up from the airpot to take us to boot camp? (coming to florida)

    • Ann, Please read your literature as most of your questions will be answered. Yes, someone will pick you up if you are in the 24 hour allotted time window.

  25. Oh, ok. Thank you.

  26. Wait… what depends on the size of the team?

  27. Ok, thank you!!!!!!

  28. Is Peru on the schedule for next year?

  29. What do you receive at registration?

    • Ann, Poncho, tee-shirt, travel shirt, TP, gloves, tray/bowl (for Boot Camp and Debrief only-you need to bring a plate and bowl for the field), cup, ID badge, duffel and you will get the carry-on before travel.

  30. How long is free time?

  31. How many leaders go on the trip?

  32. What things get a Special Blessing (and why do they call it that)?

  33. Do you share a tent with another person from the same trip (Peru, China, ect.)? Do all the girls from the same trip have tents right next to each other?

  34. Is there one area for all the girls tents and another for the boys tents?

  35. How much free time do we have. On free time do we ever leave the camp?

    • Ann, There is an allotted free time every day unless you have Special Blessings (which means you got in trouble for something). There is also an allotted bath and laundry time. No, you will not leave Boot Camp until after Commissioning.

  36. Abshiro, they give you prayer cards that they send to people, and you send them out to people asking for $25 for four months.

  37. sounds interesting i would really love to go and help but too bad i can’t because its expensive.
    i’ll keep praying till God gives me a chance to go too

  38. how do we bathe with buckets?

  39. Ok, thank you.

  40. How many people are assigned to a tent in boot camp?

  41. Are we allowedd to send notebooks evnelopes and stamps with them for flordia and peru and will they be able use them and take them

  42. when is commissioning day for peru? besides parents are boyfriends allowed to come?

    • Ann, If you are a team member, the dates are in your monthly letters. Commissioning is open to the general public.

  43. should i sent postage with them? or will they have to use perus postage?

  44. Where can i find the information on mailing letters to someone going on this trip and while they are in flordia

    • Ann, Their prayer cards should have the mailing address. The addresses will be posted on our web site later in the spring.

  45. Can I switch over to this team?

  46. Is there a team facebook page set up yet? When will the list of team members be sent out?

  47. Hey Katie. How old are you? I’m want of going on the Peru trip next year too.

  48. how will i know which day i will leave? august 8th or 12th is says what will determine the leaving day? also will i be able to write or email friends and family? are phone calls allowed?

  49. I am not going on this trip this year but I’m considering going next year. I live in Italy but in an American military base. Would I still be aloud to go??

    • Katie, Yes, you would be allowed to go. However, you would need to obtain your round-trip transportation to/from Florida.

  50. What airport would i fly into for Florida and will it be the same for when i leave?

    • Jill, This information is in your monthly letters. You fly into the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and leave out of the same airport.

  51. Would it be possible to get more information then whats on the site? What airport would i fly into for Florida and will it be the same for when i leave?

  52. where can i get more information on the trip ?or is it too late to sign up?

  53. Is there still room for both boys and girls? I was perusing the website for trips and was wondering what trips are still open to girls at this point, I know it is getting pretty late.

    • Donglin, Yes, it is still open to both. You can call the office and we can let you know what is still available.

  54. I know I’m asking pretty late here, but is there still room on this trip? Thanks.

  55. are we supposed to be at boot camp by the 20th…or are we supposed to get there on the evening of the what…???

    • Chelsea, You can arrive anytime in this 24 hour window-10 AM on June 19 until 10 AM on June 20. If you flight arrives at 10:15 AM, then you need to make sure the flight is on the 19th.

  56. Thanks Beth 😀

  57. what is the difference between the OC and Moses???

  58. Chelsea Parrott

    Hi umn…I’m already registered to go to this…but I was wondering how much money I would have to raise since I’m Canadian and it’s a Iil more ….????

  59. Will it help if we can speak some Spanish?

  60. Whats the difference between the Moses and the OC? Thanks

  61. Okay, thanks for answering my question.

  62. Quick question: Is there room left on this trip?

  63. Is there going to be a peru trip in 2013?

  64. Do we need to bring our own shampoo and conditioner?

  65. Do we have to bring out own shampoo and conditioner?

    • Ann, Yes. You can usually buy shampoo overseas, but not always conditioner. It will count in your weight limit of 35 lbs.

  66. Do we stay in tents in florida and peru?

  67. Do we bring our own shampoo and conditioner to Florida and Peru?

  68. Are there still spots open for girls

  69. If I am planing on going on the 2013 trip, when should i register, December?

  70. If I have any medical questions, do I call the office?

  71. I found a flight in the correct time frame. On to another topic – you have had a team in this area before. Did the team members take malaria pills? The CDC website says there is a low risk in Peru, and gives elevations and other geographic descriptions about where there is risk, but I really don’t know where you are going. Did the team last summer have lots of mosquitos around them? Did they sleep with mosquito netting? Local doctors aren’t much good for giving advice, because they have never been where you are going.

  72. Are there still spots available for the Peru trip?

  73. Most of the less expensive return flights that I can find for the going home date leave at 6:55 AM from Orlando. The fact sheet says to plan flights between 9 AM and 3 PM. Is 6:55 AM ok, or do I need to pay more for a later flight? (from Ashley’s mom)

  74. Thank you. The wording was confusing on page 9. It said Denim jeans, skirts or jumpers may not be worn to church. I thought that meant we could not wear jeans, skirts, or jumpers to church.

  75. How much spending money do we bring? Does Peru have it’s own currency?

    • Ann, All that information is in the General Fact Sheet. Spending money and dress code policies are in the GFS. Shorts are not allowed except over a swimsuit (not a cover-up).

  76. Can we wear shorts during the day as long as they are not to short. It seems like it would get hot if we have to wear pants all day long

  77. How cold does it get in Florida at night?

  78. What are we suposed to wear for church on the trip? It does not say in the packet.

    • Ashley, Church dress is included in the General Fact Sheet. You must wear a skirt or dress that goes at least to the knees. It cannot be of jean material.

  79. Are we aloud to bring gum for the airplane rides to and from peru?

  80. are there still spots left on this trip

  81. Beth, is there any additional packet specific to peru that you can send, so that you can look it over, and learn more about it before you go? Without having to register? Thank you!

  82. When it says Super Boot Camp June 12-August 20, does that mean that those are the dates for the entire trip? That can’t be all boot camp.

    • Ann, The dates are all inclusive (Boot Camp, project time and Debrief). Super Boot Camp arrival day is between 10 AM on June 19 – 10 AM on June 20 and “go home” day is on August 8 or 12 (depending on team)

  83. On average, how many people go on the Peru trip? How many spots are there to be filled?

    • Ann, We have 25 spots on most teams. Some teams are smaller depending on the airlines or team requirements (OA is smaller due to the number of bikes available).

  84. How many total spots are available for Peru? thanks

  85. What is the difference between super boot camp and reg. boot camp? And will there be a Peru trip in 2013? Thanks

  86. Hey everybody! I was also with Sara Thomas on this team last year and God really worked through our team and the El Shaddai Chruch there. You will LOVE the God-fearing church body; you’re family no matter who are/were, where you have come from or what you believe. The familie’s name you will be staying with are the Galans (they are soooo sweet). I get updates from them and they tell me that they are desperately trying to get the finances to construct a better home for their family and the incoming teams. They are very passionate about their youth ministry, and they care deeply for the teams that visit them.
    I loved this church body so much, I highly recommend Pucallpa, Peru at El Shaddai Church. =)

  87. Hey, I have gone to Pucallpa, Peru two consecutive summer with Teen Missions Int. to construct this El Shaddai Church. I am considering going a third summer to finish the project. Will this team be working on that project or is there a new project now?

  88. Why was the Honduras trip canceled?

  89. Beth, is the Honduras horseback trip canceled? I don’t see it on the 2012 missions list?

  90. I was wondering if i need to go to the doctors for shots or something? Will we get that in the packet what shots we need?

    • Rachel, No shots are required for Peru (to my knowledge), but you will need to check with your physician on he/she recommends.

  91. Just wondering- is this team filling up fast?

  92. Allison Van Dyke

    Located in the United states

  93. Allison Van Dyke

    What are the other base camps?

  94. Allison Van Dyke

    Thank You, also by the way is your only base camp in florida or do you have other places too? My friend would like to know if phone calls home are allowed (cell phone).
    god bless you- allison

  95. So it covers a round trip to and from peru or no?

  96. how long is boot camp?

  97. The Money does not cover the plain ticket. Correct?

  98. How much time will be spent in Peru? not boot camp.

  99. i would llove to do this! but my parents need more imformation aabout this?

    • Cassie, If they have specific questions, have them call or email us. You can also email us your physical address and we will send you the brochure.

  100. What does all the money cover?

    • Cassie, The majority of the money covers transportation to and from your project site. There is also food, work funds, the things you get at Boot Camp (duffel, carry-on, etc.), etc.

  101. Will there be any kind of fundraising? Or will we have to raise the money ourselves?

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