Peru Settled In – 12024

We have finally arrived in Pucallpa, PERU!! After the Comissioning Service, we left for Miami International Airport where we spent the night. We flew out Sunday night for Lima. The flight went really good and was about 6 hours. The team was just happy to be able to take their boots off, enjoy the air conditioning and comfortable seats. 

Once we arrived in Lima we thought we had a 16 hour layover, but that was not the case. When we rechecked our luggage and and got our tickets for the next flight, the attendant said our flight was at 5pm. Well come to find out it was at 5am. As were are rushing to make the flight all of the team members except for one made it through security. Her boarding pass did not scan when they tried to scan it. So we were told that we needed to go downstairs to obtain a new boarding pass. I told Josiah not to get on the plane as we all travel together. No one gets left behind even if they are with a leader. We all go or we all stay. Throughout all of this the team had such a great attitude and really went to the Lord in prayer. Our flight was rescheduled for the next day, Tuesday at 5am.  We get on the plane and ended up sitting on the runway for about 2 hours before they decided that the weather in Pucallpa was too bad for a plane to land.  So once again we had to reschedule our flight.  We finally left Lima at 1135am on Tuesday and then arrived to El Shaddain Bible Missionary Church at 1pm. Through everything, God constantly was reminding us that He is in charge. He knows what he is doing and had His hand over everything that happened. We were able to minister to so many more people becasue we spent 36 hours in the Lima airport. We were able to share with people what we will be doing this summer and even the leaders were blessed by a few of the LAN attendants who were gracious and understanding everytime we had to reschedule a flight for 21 people.  Since we had a lot of time in the airports a lot of the team memorized their verses. We also practiced quizzing and played team building games. All in all it was a learning experience for us and good reminder that God is in control!!


Summer Phillips
In a few words I would have to say that the airport was a once in a lifetime experience. ItPeru Missions Trip not only included little sleep and many trips through security, but we all learned how to be flexible. In all seriousness, God truly tested my faith in Him and our patience with eachother. 

Tristan Holbrook
The trip to Pucallpa was ineresting. What happened in the airports I will never forget. I was thinking. “God why are you doing this?” Then God reminded me that He is the Man and is in TOTAL CONTROL! I learned throught traveling that God is in control and everything happens for a reason. He will also help us throught any situtation if we just ask him. Even though we had many trips through security and moved around a lot, I will never forget it!



  1. Way ta go fellow-TBCers! I really enjoyed it, Daughn and Karen. Brought back memories. It was May, 1956, when I and my wife, Maxine Eddy, were sent by the church to Peru to begin our thirty-one year missionary career. However, we did NOT get to travel together like these did. That’s because I was asked by the director of Wycliffe Bible Translators to fly a plane down there to them. The Cessna Aircraft Co. had just produced the model 180, and a Wycliffe friend had donated one which was needed in Peru. However, I was a pretty green pilot with barely enough hours required for a Commercial Pilot License. I didn’t want to risk my wife and eight month-old baby flying with me in a single engine airplane. I planned to follow the coastline all the way in case my engine should quit. The beaches would provide a pretty good landing strip. But the beaches are so, so isolated with no people around for miles. I sent Maxine and Marjorie by train from Tulsa to Miami, and by plane from Miami to Lima. They were waiting for me at the Lima airport when I arrived. The next day the Cessna was in Pucallpa and then Yarinacocha, Wycliffe’s Language Study Center. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW! “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations…and I will be with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” —JESUS

    Wycliffe Recruiting-Phoenix

  2. Congratulations Team 12024. Gosh, for traveling in South America, your flight experience was relatively smooth….. We are praying for you to go beyond your expectations and provide mutual encouragement with the believers from Peru. Hebrews 10:24-24 and Romans 1:11-12 John Imperial, we are in the balcony cheering you on! We are encouraged by your good attitude. Good attitudes are very contagious, they spread like a virus. We love you!
    Grandma and Grandpa Cross

  3. It was very exciting to read about how you guys “redeemed the time” in the airport…memorizing Scripture and sharing with people. It certainly sounds like you are “on mission” mentally and physically. I know it is easy to be derailed from the purposes laid before us by our Lord. We will continue to pray for you guys and the ones you reach…whether they be in Peru or in an airport between here and there.

  4. So thankful that the group made it safely to Peru, am praying hard for all there, including my granddaughter Whitney Carr. Our whole family and many people from her church are in prayer for teen mission in Peru. We pray that the group will make a lasting impression on the people that they meet, work with, and touch with their hearts.

  5. Praise the Lord! God IS in control and we never can see past our current situation to remember that He is and for a good reason! May the El Shaddai church rejoice knowing that your there!

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