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Peru Mission Trip Report

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by Admin

Cornerstone’s 2017 high school mission team traveled to Huanta, Peru this spring to serve with the El Carpintero church and Johannes Gutenburg de Huanta School. The team members included Cornerstone high school teacher, Mrs. Kathy Kuschman, and high school students Gracie Fischer, Johnathan Gavin, Sabrina Groce, Audrey Guio, Mikayla Torres, and Noah Whitfield.

While in Peru, the team stayed in the home of missionaries Jimmy and Nadia Dukes. The team was very grateful for the hospitality that the Dukes family showed them. The team’s mission work included hosting and working at a Vacation Bible School for children ages four to eighteen, being a part of the women’s ministry at the church, and teaching and assisting at a private Christian school, Johannes Gutenberg de Huanta School. Cornerstone families helped the team raise the funds for a playground for the preschool students of the school, which was a great blessing to the children as they did not have previously have a playground. Cornerstone students and families also raised four hundred dollars for books to gift to the school. The books were purchased from Scholastic by Cornerstone librarian, Mrs. Donna High, and the team joyfully delivered them to the school when they arrived.

The Johannes Gutenberg de Huanta School was where our Cornerstone mission team spent most of their time working. The team was given the opportunity to teach English classes, and assist in preschool, primary, junior high, and high school classrooms. They were also immersed in the school culture, eating lunch and playing sports with the students during recess time. The team also planned to assist in building the preschool playground for the school but when they arrived they found that the school had already assembled the equipment. The school held a special ceremony for the team to express their gratitude for the new playground.

Cornerstone’s high school mission team extends a heartfelt thank you to all of the friends and families that supported them with prayer and financial gifts. The team agrees that this trip was an amazing opportunity to serve God’s people, and that their time in Peru stretched and challenged them to do many new things!

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