Life Expectancy: 73.0 years
GDP: US$4448 per capita
17.8% earn less than US$2 per day
Peru, South America
PER05a - Personal support of Jorge Asto
Jorge was part of the initial team charged with planting a new church in one of the suburbs of Cajamarca. They originally formed part of the congregation in the central part of Cajamarca city called Centro Cristiano Evangelico. Jorge is a mathematics teacher by profession and initially gave private classes to support his ministry for the Lord.
Bright Hope began its partnership with Jorge once the new church plant was under way and the new congregation numbered around 70 Christians. Jorge is one of the two elders in that church and is responsible for a good majority of the teaching and pastoring of the church.
History of Partnership
Bright Hope started partnering with Jorge around 2004. He was recommended to us by an expatriate missionary working in Cajamarca at the time.
Jorge, his wife and their son are direct beneficiaries but the church that Jorge works in, Centro Vida, would be indirect beneficiaries in terms of the spiritual input that Jorge has into their lives.
What We Like About The Partnership
The church plant that Jorge has been involved in. Also he and the church have a great passion for planting another church in a village called San Juan. As well as the church planting there is a lot of evangelistic outreach work that the church does through their home groups.
Jorge is a maths teacher by profession and gives some private classes. He was married on 10 December 2004 and has been a Christian since he was 17 or 18 years old. He is one of the two elders in the local church and so is involved in pastoral duties in the church. He also runs a home group and coordinates the worship team. He is a driver for the planting of a new church in a village that has no evangelical church.
Other People Involved
Jorge's wife. Also the other elder in the church, a fine Christian man named Wilser. Other key people would be all the members of the church “Centro Vida”.
Vision and Annual Strategy
To see people come to faith in Christ in their immediate community and then to see the same happen in a village that the church has targeted.
The chicken farm established by Centro Cristiana Vida church (PER05b) now provides financial support for Jorge and his family so we no longer provide any funding from Bright Hope World.