To the Ends of the Earth

In the South American nation of Peru, about a quarter of the population lives in rural areas, most of which are separated from the densely populated coastal cities by the Andes Mountains. Traveling to these places requires driving on small, unpaved, often dangerous roads that weave through the mountains at high elevations — it’s not a journey many city-dwelling Peruvians ever make.

“Places I never thought I would go”

Peruvian Haggai leader Adriana Hernández lives in Lima, Peru’s capital. Lima is a diverse, modern city situated on the Pacific coast, home to over seven million people. Before completing the Haggai Leader Experience in 2009, she didn’t think much about people living in Peru’s interior. But through the Haggai national ministry in Peru, Adriana became involved in efforts to equip new Haggai leaders all over the country.

Adriana and her family on a vacation. Though they live in different countries, they make an effort to maintain their family relationships.

“I have met people committed to serving the Lord in very remote areas of Peru,” Adriana says. “I’ve been able to collaborate with them to share the Gospel in places I never thought I would go.”

Adriana is an accomplished systems engineer with over 20 years of experience. She could easily fill her schedule with work, but she is intentional about reserving time to serve with the national ministry. She says the national ministry is important to her because it equips leaders from any industry, denomination, age, location, or socioeconomic status to enjoy God and share His Good News more effectively. She sees God in the faces of the people she meets and marvels at His presence in even the most remote communities.

“Jesus came to teach us that the Kingdom of God is already here,” she says.

Adriana and coworkers celebrate a birthday.

Peace that overcomes

Adriana hasn’t had an easy life, and she recognizes the trials she’s experienced make her more effective in both sharing the Gospel and equipping other believers to end Gospel poverty in her country.

Adriana, a systems engineer, with colleagues from a previous job. “As a curious fact, I was the only woman in this area, yet they treated me very well — they are like my children.”

“Through the Holy Spirit, I have received peace that surpasses all understanding, and that has helped me overcome economic crises, health problems, and other difficulties which arise in all of our day-to-day lives,” she says. “I have compiled the stories of all the miracles God has done in my life, because one of my favorite ways to preach is to share about my personal experience with God.”

Adriana visits Machu Picchu.

Remaining faithful

Although the pandemic put in-person equipping on hold in Peru, Adriana still serves as a facilitator for virtual seminars.

“If God has not abandoned us during all the years of our lives, He will not abandon us now — because He is always faithful and keeps His promises,” Adriana says. “He will never leave us or forsake us, even if we are going through critical situations. Because we are not of this world, we must keep our eyes on God’s Kingdom.”

Written by Jill Clair Gentry

Published On: December 14th, 2022Categories: Latin America0 Comments

To the Ends of the Earth

In the South American nation of Peru, about a quarter of the population lives in rural areas, most of which are separated from the densely populated coastal cities by the Andes Mountains. Traveling to these places requires driving on small, unpaved, often dangerous roads that weave through the mountains at high elevations — it’s not a journey many city-dwelling Peruvians ever make.

“Places I never thought I would go”

Peruvian Haggai leader Adriana Hernández lives in Lima, Peru’s capital. Lima is a diverse, modern city situated on the Pacific coast, home to over seven million people. Before completing the Haggai Leader Experience in 2009, she didn’t think much about people living in Peru’s interior. But through the Haggai national ministry in Peru, Adriana became involved in efforts to equip new Haggai leaders all over the country.

Adriana and her family on a vacation. Though they live in different countries, they make an effort to maintain their family relationships.

“I have met people committed to serving the Lord in very remote areas of Peru,” Adriana says. “I’ve been able to collaborate with them to share the Gospel in places I never thought I would go.”

Adriana is an accomplished systems engineer with over 20 years of experience. She could easily fill her schedule with work, but she is intentional about reserving time to serve with the national ministry. She says the national ministry is important to her because it equips leaders from any industry, denomination, age, location, or socioeconomic status to enjoy God and share His Good News more effectively. She sees God in the faces of the people she meets and marvels at His presence in even the most remote communities.

“Jesus came to teach us that the Kingdom of God is already here,” she says.

Adriana and coworkers celebrate a birthday.

Peace that overcomes

Adriana hasn’t had an easy life, and she recognizes the trials she’s experienced make her more effective in both sharing the Gospel and equipping other believers to end Gospel poverty in her country.

Adriana, a systems engineer, with colleagues from a previous job. “As a curious fact, I was the only woman in this area, yet they treated me very well — they are like my children.”

“Through the Holy Spirit, I have received peace that surpasses all understanding, and that has helped me overcome economic crises, health problems, and other difficulties which arise in all of our day-to-day lives,” she says. “I have compiled the stories of all the miracles God has done in my life, because one of my favorite ways to preach is to share about my personal experience with God.”

Adriana visits Machu Picchu.

Remaining faithful

Although the pandemic put in-person equipping on hold in Peru, Adriana still serves as a facilitator for virtual seminars.

“If God has not abandoned us during all the years of our lives, He will not abandon us now — because He is always faithful and keeps His promises,” Adriana says. “He will never leave us or forsake us, even if we are going through critical situations. Because we are not of this world, we must keep our eyes on God’s Kingdom.”

Written by Jill Clair Gentry

Published On: December 14th, 2022Categories: Latin America0 Comments

To the Ends of the Earth

In the South American nation of Peru, about a quarter of the population lives in rural areas, most of which are separated from the densely populated coastal cities by the Andes Mountains. Traveling to these places requires driving on small, unpaved, often dangerous roads that weave through the mountains at high elevations — it’s not a journey many city-dwelling Peruvians ever make.

“Places I never thought I would go”

Peruvian Haggai leader Adriana Hernández lives in Lima, Peru’s capital. Lima is a diverse, modern city situated on the Pacific coast, home to over seven million people. Before completing the Haggai Leader Experience in 2009, she didn’t think much about people living in Peru’s interior. But through the Haggai national ministry in Peru, Adriana became involved in efforts to equip new Haggai leaders all over the country.

Adriana and her family on a vacation. Though they live in different countries, they make an effort to maintain their family relationships.

“I have met people committed to serving the Lord in very remote areas of Peru,” Adriana says. “I’ve been able to collaborate with them to share the Gospel in places I never thought I would go.”

Adriana is an accomplished systems engineer with over 20 years of experience. She could easily fill her schedule with work, but she is intentional about reserving time to serve with the national ministry. She says the national ministry is important to her because it equips leaders from any industry, denomination, age, location, or socioeconomic status to enjoy God and share His Good News more effectively. She sees God in the faces of the people she meets and marvels at His presence in even the most remote communities.

“Jesus came to teach us that the Kingdom of God is already here,” she says.

Adriana and coworkers celebrate a birthday.

Peace that overcomes

Adriana hasn’t had an easy life, and she recognizes the trials she’s experienced make her more effective in both sharing the Gospel and equipping other believers to end Gospel poverty in her country.

Adriana, a systems engineer, with colleagues from a previous job. “As a curious fact, I was the only woman in this area, yet they treated me very well — they are like my children.”

“Through the Holy Spirit, I have received peace that surpasses all understanding, and that has helped me overcome economic crises, health problems, and other difficulties which arise in all of our day-to-day lives,” she says. “I have compiled the stories of all the miracles God has done in my life, because one of my favorite ways to preach is to share about my personal experience with God.”

Adriana visits Machu Picchu.

Remaining faithful

Although the pandemic put in-person equipping on hold in Peru, Adriana still serves as a facilitator for virtual seminars.

“If God has not abandoned us during all the years of our lives, He will not abandon us now — because He is always faithful and keeps His promises,” Adriana says. “He will never leave us or forsake us, even if we are going through critical situations. Because we are not of this world, we must keep our eyes on God’s Kingdom.”

Written by Jill Clair Gentry

Published On: December 14th, 2022Categories: Latin America0 Comments

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