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partners-mission-1Jed and Jenny Koball - Lima, Peru 

Jed Koball works with Joining Hands initiative in Peru, a Presbyterian Hunger Program that leads the struggle against hunger at local levels.  Jed and Jenny are also the coordinators for the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers in Peru. Click here to email the Koballs via PC(USA)

Mailing Address:
Avenida Bolivar 550, Dpto. 1103-D
Pueblo Libre Lima, Peru

Exploratory Mission Trip - July 2017

Click HERE to view the team's presentation

On July 29, a team of eight Brownson members embarked on their exploratory mission trip to Peru. They spent a week exploring all three regions of Peru – the ocean, the desert and the jungle. During the week, the group took 10 flights, 26 car/van/bus rides and two train trips on their 10-day journey. The Global Missions Ministry Team was hosted by the missionaries that Brownson supports, Jed and Jenny Koball. They escorted the team to visit five groups of PCUSA partners through Red Uniendo Manos Peru.

The journey began with worship at Iglesia Evangelica Peruana just outside of Lima. Day 2 consisted of a flight to Huanuco (6,000 ft. elevation) with a tour and the day spent at Casa del Buen Trato, a shelter for sexually assaulted girls. They were unable to take pictures at this location, but were extremely moved by the girls, their leadership and the amazing spirit that can be found inside the gates of this shelter.

Day 3 included a trip back to Lima and a presentation about environmental health in La Oroya. That evening, another flight to Tarapoto, Peru for the next day’s meetings. The journey on Day 4 involved a three-hour bus ride into the jungle to a town called Moyobambo, where they visited a school for the hearing impaired in San Martin, Peru. On Day 5, another flight back to Lima took them to meet with the Bridge of Hope Fair Trade Program. They met with artisans in a very impoverished area in the outskirts of Lima. They finished the exploratory part of the trip with Day 6 in Lima, visiting with the staff of Bridge of Hope, shopping from Fair Trade artisans and saying farewell to Jed and Jenny.

The Global Missions Ministry Team presented their findings to the congregation on Sunday, August 27. If you would like to become involved in future Global Missions opportunities in 2018, would like to donate to the Global Missions Ministry or have questions about the future of Global Missions at Brownson, please contact Lisa Corbett, Chair of Global Missions (lhcorb16@aol.com).