12 Jan 2017

2016 Mission Review

We had a very eventful year in 2016.  Please feel free to visit the two blogs for this year, as well as the photo album for the November visit.  To wrap it all up, we made a short (4 minute 51 second) video that goes over the highlights of this first full year of being a fully staffed mission with resident missionaries to engage daily with the local population.  

07 Dec 2016

LAMA is newly listed with Guidestar

For Immediate Release

LAMA (Latin American Missions Association) Ministry Has Reached the GuideStar Gold Level Profile as a demonstration of Its commitment to transparency
 

San Diego, CA – LAMA Ministry today achieved the Silver GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates LAMA Ministry's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
 
"We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents," said William Silverthorn, co-founder of LAMA. "As a GuideStar Silver participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and to GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media."
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01 Dec 2016

2016 November 11-17 USA/Mexico/Peru - Mission Trip

San Diego California and Michoacana, Mexico joined up to pay a visit to the Mission in Peru, supporting missionaries Julio Cesar Sanchez & Yareni Chávez Díaz (& daughter Cecia), while also bringing Irma Rosa Reyes Tiscareño as a new missionary to join.

Hank Sybrandy, wife Candy Sybrandy and their beautiful bi-lingual granddaughter, Cali, made the journey from California, along with Doug Sholder, missions coordinator from Branch Church. They will be joined from Mexico with Tanto & Cinthya Husain, and Irma (along with Tanto and Cinthya's two son's) and continuing on to Lima Peru for one night. [Tanto runs a missionary school in Mexico and has been instrumental in the staffing of this Peruvian mission.]  After one night in Lima, they continued on the next day to LAMA Mission in Ica, Peru and joined up with fellow Californian's Richard & Tae Lamb.

The whole group was very busy while at the mission, attending many bible studys in homes [on 11th, 12th & 14th]; Church at mission and in Ica [on the 13th]; operating an outreach in San Pedro [on the 12th], OANSA outreach at Mission [on 13th]. They left for Lima on the 15th for two nights. Left Lima for Mexico and USA on November 17th.  (Click here, or either photo in this article, to visit photo gallery)

08 Nov 2016

2015-2016 - Video recap of first "Sanchez year" at the mission

The Mission is so much better with Missionaries in it!!

This 'Year at the Mission' video includes two anniversary celebrations (2nd and 3rd), a fantastic Christmas of outreach to the surrounding un-churched children, Hearts & Hands knitting ministry visit, YWAM, OANSA, many events, bible studies, outreach, projects, mission construction, home construction and just overall excellent memories, all things that have occurred at the Mission since the Sanchez family have moved in.

01 Sep 2016

2016 (Aug) Video of Hearts & Hands visit to Peru Mission

Short video of the Hearts & Hands Knitting ministry from San Diego, and their visit to Peru. They spent a week training the local villagers, alnd supplying them, for knitting and crocheting. They ran ten classes, 5 for adults and 5 for youth. They brought and left behind spanish 'how to" books, needles, hooks, looms, yarn, and a rewinder. They created a group of four that committed to lead and carry on further training to widen the knowledge base. After leaving the first week we published a schedule and had two adult meetings, the second week, those two meetings continued as well as two yourh meetings. A very large interested base of knitters have formed around the mission and the training received. Thank you Hearts & Hands for your very unique gift to the mission. May we make the most of it.

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