About The Missionary

Arequipa is located in the southern coastal region of Peru and is the second most important city with Lima being the first. Although it is a city surrounded by three volcanoes, it strategically links the coastal and highland regions of southern Peru.

DIAPHEROS BAPTIST MISSION (Diapheros is Greek for “Taking The Word”) The Christian Baptist Church in Arequipa is the headquarters for missionary work both in the city and in the villages of the high Andes Mountains to the north. From this home base of operations, Daniel Araujo leads one of South America’s most aggressive evangelism and church-planting efforts through his Diapheros Baptist Mission. Churches are being planted by missionaries Daniel Araujo has trained. Frequent trips are made to towns and villages located high in the Andes. Since the Lord has provided a car, it no longer takes hours of walking to reach distant locations. Even though it still takes hours of travel on treacherous, dangerous roads to reach distant locations, more than 20 churches have been planted by Brother Araujo and his missionary team.

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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.