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Paul and Sarah Tester - Peru

Paul and Sarah are mission partners serving in national youth and discipleship ministries with the Anglican Church of Peru while also serving the local church in youth and children’s work. We want the children, young people and Church in Peru to know Jesus and grow in him.

Call 

We want the children, young people and Church in Peru to know Jesus and grow in him.

Role 

We serve in national youth and discipleship ministries with the Anglican Church of Peru and also serve the local church in youth and children’s work.

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Despite Peru being a nominally Christian country there is still a huge need for people to truly know Jesus. Half the population is under 30, making children’s and youth ministry especially important. 

Paul serves in the Anglican Church’s national youth ministry, training and encouraging leaders, providing resources and promoting youth work across the country. Recognising the essential need for more mature Christians to disciple young people, the youth ministry has been a key initiator of a new discipleship ministry in which Paul also serves. He also enjoys ministering in our local church, St John the Evangelist and in St Paul’s mission in a nearby shanty town. Sarah teaches Sunday school at our church and we are enjoying bringing up our children who were born here in Lima. We want people to experience the love that Jesus has for them and see in us an example of a faithful Christian family.

Both of us have had the blessing of growing up knowing Jesus. Sarah first felt God’s call to South America as a teenager, when she was praying about which school subjects to choose. She felt God calling her to learn languages and to serve him as a missionary. 

We met at Durham University and began to explore God’s call on our lives. Having graduated with degrees in languages (Sarah) and civil engineering (Paul) we spent a year in Peru serving with the Anglican Church. As a couple we felt God confirm our call and after returning to the UK and working for a number of years (Sarah is a qualified teacher and Paul a chartered civil engineer) we trained at Redcliffe College’s Centre for Mission Training and returned to Peru in 2007. 

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