Peru, South America

PER05a - Personal support of Jorge Asto

Partnership Ref.:




Funding Status:

Completed - Self-sustaining

Partnership Type:

Evangelism / Church Planting

Funding Size:

$0 - $2,999

Annual Budget:

US$ 0

Connected To:



Population: 29.5 million

Life Expectancy: 73.0 years

GDP: US$4448 per capita

Unemployed: 7.7%

17.8% earn less than US$2/day

Current Partnership Impact

1 church planters are being supported

Partnership Overview

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.

The Asto'sBeneficiaries

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.


Key People

Leadership Profile

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.

Inside churchOther People Involved

Jorge's wife Cecilia. 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.


Annual Budget

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.