About The Missionary

Iquitos is surrounded by the Amazon River and two of its tributaries. It is also separated from other cities by the vast tropical rainforest and the Andes Mountains. With the coming of aviation, it is now considered the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon and the main center of commerce, tourism, and industry for the Amazon rainforest. Since it has no roads connecting it to other cities, it is a very isolated, large city.

Brother Aladino and his wife Fe have been ministering at Mt. Sinai Evangelical Baptist Church for 17 years. While holding regular services on Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday, they are also heavily involved in their ongoing children, youth, and ladies ministries. For several years, Aladino’s wife, Fe (Faith), has led the Sunday School program for the children of the Church.

Latest Prayer Letter (June 2023)

Project Giving Opportunities

100 Chairs

- Need: $1,500 - Raised: $457

2024 Youth Camp

- Need: $2,500 - Raised: $100

Barranquilla Church

- Need: $6,000

Temple Construction

- Need: $4,800

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About The Field:

Peru, located on the western coast of South America, grapples with a spectrum of economic and social challenges influenced by its diverse geography, historical complexities, and cultural heritage.

Economically, Peru has experienced notable growth, driven by industries such as mining, agriculture, and services. However, challenges include income inequality, particularly between urban and rural areas, and vulnerability to fluctuations in global commodity prices, particularly in the mining sector. Informality in the labor market is also a significant economic issue.

Social challenges in Peru are diverse and impactful. Access to quality education remains a concern, with disparities in educational resources and infrastructure, especially in remote areas. Healthcare accessibility and affordability pose challenges, leading to disparities in health outcomes, particularly in marginalized communities.

The historical and cultural fabric of Peru is deeply intertwined with its indigenous heritage and the influence of Catholicism. The majority of the population practices Roman Catholicism, and indigenous traditions are often fused with religious practices. The historical legacy of the Inca Empire adds a layer of cultural richness to the country.

Peru’s diverse ethnic composition, including indigenous communities, contributes to the nation’s cultural mosaic but also brings challenges related to social inclusion and representation. Issues of discrimination and marginalization persist, particularly affecting indigenous and rural populations.

Geopolitically, Peru faces challenges related to environmental conservation, particularly in the Amazon rainforest, where economic interests, conservation efforts, and the rights of indigenous communities often intersect.