Peru. A magical land of rich culture and Incan heritage. The home of the legendary Machu Picchu. A country divided by recent civil war pitting the Shining Path, a collection of farmers and laborers, against the government military. A country with a strengthening economy and incredible poverty. The Methodist Church of Peru (Iglesia Metodista de Peru–IMP) began under missionary leadership over 100 years ago. In the last 25 years a Covenant formed with the IMP and the North Carolina Conference.
We are accustomed to well defined church structure in multiple senses and tend to view our neighbors in the two thirds world with pity mistaken for compassion and gratification in “helping”. What we often overlook is the presence of the Holy Spirit existent in a world that has much to offer us.