Sports Ministry to an Amazon People

Located in the lush jungle mountains of the central Peruvian Amazon, the Yanesha people live in over 40 rural communities. Although they were reached by Wycliff missionaries in the 60s, the spiritual awakening experienced by that generation has faded and the Yanesha churches are small and elderly. It has little to offer or attract the next generation.

Our prayer is that the church would not die with its founders. It is a pivotal time in the lives of this next generation. Their world and exposure to it is changing quickly with the recent arrival of electricity, and this team is looking to prepare them with the Truth and wisdom needed to be ready for these impending changes that “modern society” will usher in. One of the best ways to reach the next generation is through soccer! If there is a soccer ball out, you can be sure students will gather. It is a natural pathway to develop relationships with a discipleship focus.

We need Goers like you to use your love of sports to reach the next generation! Goers will have the opportunity to participate in and lead a local soccer ministry, as well as use their love of other sports to engage students of all ages. We are always looking for creative ideas and are open to trying new things! Use your talents and gifts to connect with students through sports, share the gospel, and help revitalize the local Yanesha church!


Plays soccer and other sports. Ministry experience with youth. Mature and flexible Christian with a servant heart who works well under authority and on a team. A passion for working with children and youth. Enjoys travel and adventure - lots of dirt roads. Some Spanish skills and/or a willingness to study further if needed. Teaching or musical skills would be helpful

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