We have much to learn from the Diocese of Peru. It is growing rapidly, having gone from 8 to 40 congregations and from 4 to 32 clergy in the past 6 years, yet it is both a poor diocese and a church of the poor; 90% of her people live in situations of great need. The mission of the diocese is holistic and includes programmes of church planting, theological education, social outreach, schools, micro-finance and income generation projects.
The Diocese of Peru has an informative website here. Bishop Bill is a USPG mission companion and information about projects in his diocese can be found on the USPG: Anglicans in World Mission website here. The Revd Haynes Hubbard, Senior Chaplain of St Vincent’s Algarve, is organising the Peru partnership visit in November. For more information, you can contact Fr. Haynes at email@example.com. St Vincent’s website is here.