About The Missionary


The Napo River is a tributary of the Amazon River. Mazán is strategically located across a narrow strip of land at a huge bend between the Amazon and Napo Rivers.


The Lord graciously saved Marcial Murayari in 1990. Two years later, a strong desire to take the gospel to the Peruvian Amazon was born. Before beginning his missionary journey, the Lord equipped him with the tools necessary for the work. Each year since arriving in Mazán, Marcial’s conviction has grown stronger to “sow the gospel for all to hear” in the villages on the Amazon and Napo Rivers.


Brother Murayari and his wife Blanca have been ministering at El Camino Baptist Church for approximately 11 years, and the church has grown to include 12 families. During this time two additional churches were planted. One in Centro Varaderillo (on the Amazon River, two hours from Mazán) with five families in attendance. The other is in Juancho Playa Rio Napo (a four-hour boat ride from Mazán) and has eight families attending. Workshops and conferences are held in the church to equip the saints to serve in the work of the Lord. He also organizes church fellowships, plants churches, leads discipleship classes, and teaches in seminary.

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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.