Serve With Us: Mission Peru
In addition to helping those nearest to us, we are called to serve others throughout our world. Walk together with us as we touch lives of children in Peru and provide medical support in India.
Mission Exposure & Vision Trip
August 2017 Huch’uy Runa, Peru - and Machu Picchu, too!
Join Pastor Dale and Pastora Fran Schmidt on a Mission Exposure and Vision Trip to Peru next summer! We’ll fly to Lima and spend several days visiting Lutheran churches and learn about their witness and challenges. We’ll strengthen our already deep relationships with Pastora Ofelia, Pastora Adita, Pastor Pedro, and others, while supporting their ministries. We’ll then fly to Cusco in the Andes to visit Huch’uy Runa, our partner school for Quechua children. We’ll spend several days learning from Señora Clara Santander about the context of the school while getting to know staff and students. (Hang on to your heart!) We’ll also spend a day traveling by train down the Sacred Valley to visit Machu Picchu, before returning to Lima. Your faith will be challenged and strengthened throughout this experience! Read more here >
Cost: About $3,000 each (Ask Pastor Dale about scholarships.)
Dates: August 3-15, 2017
Team: At least 10, 12-15 desirable
Decision: February 15, 2017
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Huch’uy Runa, Peru
Normandale has cultivated a partnership with the community of Huch’uy Runa in the mountains of Peru. Huch’uy Runa, a school in the Andean tourist town of Cusco, provides holistic care to street children. Alumni Mission Team members continue to meet to discern our next steps with this school. We continue as a church with financial support to the school. A wide variety of skills are still needed to continue with this mission; specifically Spanish/English language translation, music education, and medical support. Those willing to learn along the way what their contribution may be are encouraged to walk with us as the project unfolds. The Peruvian Lutheran Church (ILEP) continues to support us and partner with us making this mission a reality.
Huch'uy Runa Music Education Trip | May 19-31, 2014
In May 2014, a team of Normandalers traveled to Cusco, Peru to work with staff and students at Huch'uy Runa. As they fostered and deepened relationships, they used music to develop cross-cultural skills, helped to develop basic choral and instrumental skills, and enabled Huch'uy Runa staff to continue our instruction while adapting it to their skills, culture and understanding. Read Team Member Ben Kilberg's blog to see the trip in action!