Peru

Overview

Imagine waking to an altitude of 14,000 feet, breathing in the crisp air of the Andes, and praying that today you may “cry the gospel with your life.” This is a dream that can be your reality as we renew our faith adventure in the country of Peru. To begin, we will be working with the Christian Life Movement in Lima, where you will have the chance to serve Christ by working in the poorest neighborhoods surrounding the capital city. You will, also make pilgrimages to the tombs of two of Peru’s greatest Saints: St. Rose of Lima and St. Martin de Porres.

The group will then venture high into the Andes Mountains to the remote villages that populate the scenic Colca Canyon – “The World’s Deepest Canyon.” Picture yourself hiking the rugged, mountainous terrain to the fields, homes, and pastures of the people as you build relationships and experiencing firsthand the beauty of the Peruvian people and culture!  Your mission here will shift to leading daily youth catechesis where there is a tremendous lack of regular availability to the sacraments and Catholic religious education.

Upon your return to Lima, you will have the opportunity to work at a children’s home where disabled and abandoned children from all over Peru are brought for medical care. Work side-by-side with volunteers from across the world as you serve those in need. 

For information about the Peru trip to the Amazon, click here.

Details

Peru 1a - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 1 - 10, 2019
  • Mission Director: Steve E
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Luke L, Emma H, Tony M
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,300*

Peru 1b - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 1 - 10, 2019
  • Mission Director: Meghan L
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Matthew P, Christine C
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,650*

Peru 1c (GREEK) - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 1 - 10, 2019
  • Mission Director: Courtney J
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Collin L, Izel L, Hunter J
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,650*

Peru 2a - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Mission Director: James V
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Alexia M, Lauren M, Clayton J
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,400*

Peru 2b (Medical) -Spring Break

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Mission Director: Nicole M
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Nicholas S, Laura C, John T
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,550*

Peru 2c - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Mission Director: Gabriel M
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Joseph F, Mary W
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,400*

Peru 2d - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Mission Director: TBD
  • Mission Co-Leaders: William I, Kami B, Nicole B 
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,400*

Peru 3a (Arequipa) - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 15 - 24, 2019
  • Mission Director: Jessica M
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Justine F, Daniel G, Andrew G
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,300*

Peru 3b - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 15 - 24, 2019
  • Mission Director: Amy C
  • Mission Co-Leaders:  Amanda G, Blake B, Caresse W
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,200*

Peru 4a - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 22 - 31, 2019
  • Mission Director: Jordan H
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Sarah W, 
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,350*

Peru 4b (Medical) - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 22 - 31, 2019
  • Mission Director: Ameerah T
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Leanne J, Michael P
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,550*

Peru 4c - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 22 - 31, 2019
  • Mission Director: TBD
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Sabrina V, Nick B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,400*

Peru (Alumni) - Summer 2019

  • Dates: June 14 - 24, 2019
  • Mission Director: Martha G
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Jack D, Samantha B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $1,100*

Peru (Men Only) - Summer 2019

  • Dates: May 9 - 19, 2019
  • Mission Director: Dylan R
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Jared B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,400*

Peru 1 - Summer 2019

  • Dates: July 2019*
  • Mission Director: Kelsey W
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Amanda W
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,500*

Peru 2 - Summer 2019

  • Dates: July 9 - 25, 2019
  • Mission Director: Alex H
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Brittany B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,500*

Peru (Medical) - Summer 2019

  • Dates: July 2019*
  • Mission Director: Megan V
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Nicholas C
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,300*

Price includes the following: Round-trip airfare to mission country, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, materials, and in-country transportation. Price does not include: immunizations and travel medications, travel to/from US departure city (which will be determined by the Mission Director), passport/visa expenses, or other personal incidentals.

* Dates and price subject to change

Fundraising

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going, while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. After you have been accepted on a mission trip, you will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach who will train and mentor you along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

Testimonies

“This was an amazing opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with other people in need. As a team, it gave us the opportunity to practice sacrificial poverty with those who are poor. The trip also deepened our theological appreciation for the way in which all of us are called to imitate Christ by embracing His poverty.”

– Joshua Nunziato, Villanova University

“My mission trip to Peru taught me about becoming a lifelong missionary — a vocation we are all called to participate in. While in Peru, I was radically changed by the evangelization work we were able to complete, and witnessing God’s protecting love in countless ways. The most important realization I was blessed with is this: mission work is a marathon, not a sprint. The life-changing power of God is within each of us, and He calls us to unite ourselves with Him and His will every day of our lives — not just during the amazing, intensive experience of a 25 day trip to Peru.”

– Abby Egner, University of Virginia

“Just do it. If I never went on this mission trip, I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet all these holy people that I can now call my close friends. And I would have never realized who God actually is. I always thought He was just this almighty figure and I was just this lowly servant. I never understood how much He loved me and everybody in this world. We’re not just servants, but His beloved sons and daughters.”

– Emmanuel Llanda, University of California- Berkeley