The Amazon – Peru
The majority of the programs Trinity’s Angels administers occur along the Amazon River. The Amazon River runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Perú. The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles). and is the 2nd longest river in the world. During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) in width and rise up to 45 feet higher than normal.
There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need. The majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities. Literally 100’s of small towns are located near the riverbank which is the source of life for villagers. Access to these communities is via river launch.
Life on the Amazon in the Peruvian rainforest is a difficult one. Virtually “cut-off” from the world, living off the land is key to daily survival. No electricity, clean water source or stores characterize life in the small villages. Homes are raised huts made of wood, palm fronds for roofs, open holes for windows, no electricity, no air conditioning, no running water. No protection from the elements, animals, bugs, or escape from the heat and incessant humidity. And the mosquitoes are a constant source of battle bringing malaria and dengue fever.
The people along the river live for family, not for material things. Survival is key. Survival of the family unit.
The Amazon – indescribable. It must be experienced.
Pebas – Amazon
Our main hub of activity along the Amazon river starts in the town of Pebas – Tierra del Amor – Land of Love. It is a 8 – 12 hour launch/river boat ride from Iquitos depending on river conditions and water levels.
Dependence on agricultural and fishing here is critical for survival. The community is definitely one considered to be in extreme poverty lacking much; clean drinking water, indoor plumbing, and sporadic electricity.
Iglesia Filadelfia is located here and it is through Pastor Belisario and this church that many Trinity’s Angels mission trips leave heading out to villages along the river.
Trinity’s Angels owns land outside of town and has plans to build a small center for youth camps, reunions and retreats. All of that still in the initial stages of development.
World famous Painter Francisco Grippa lives in Pebas. Who knew?! He certainly adds flavor to this town.
Located in the Amazon River Basin, Iquitos is a Peruvian port city and gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon. It is for all intents and purposes considered “landlocked.”
This small community of approximately 850 people is located in the Sierra Mountains at an elevation of 2,200 meters. The town is a 3 hour bus ride to Chiclayo in the Northern part of Perú located on the main road between Cajamarca and Chota.
It is literally a town that time has left behind. And that is its charm.
Llama is home to the Trinity’s Angels Food Kitchen for seniors.
The central part of Perú is home to the town of Huánuco. Our involvement here is with several churches providing kid’s programs, resources and encouragement to the different churches and their members.
Funding has been provided for the construction of a new church building in Huánuco as well as financing for church renovations and improvements.
Currently we are developing a radio broadcast program to reach not only the city but the many surrounding pueblos. It is an agriculture area and many of the families work their land raising crops they sell in-town on Saturdays at the local farmer’s market. The plan is to reach many of those communities via the radio broadcast and then to visit these areas with social resources that are lacking such as food and access to clean water.