Operación San Andrés has been creating positive change in Collique, Peru since 2003. Here are some of the stories from people whose lives have been affected, either as beneficiaries of our community programs, or as part of our team. To stay up to date on the impact Operación San Andrés is making, bookmark this page or visit the Contact page and ask to sign up for our newsletter.

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Let's Meet Sergio

As the global pandemic continues its impact in Peru, Operación San Andrés (OSA) and Luz de Esperanza (Light of Hope) Church continue providing multiple programs of support to dozens of families in Collique. For example, every weekend 65 children come to the church building to receive educational materials to help them improve their academic performance in school.

A Big Welcome to the Angulo Family to the OSA Team

In February we were delighted to welcome Pastor Jorge Angulo, his wife, Michelle, and their one-year-old daughter, Sophie, to OSA and the ‘Luz de Esperanza’ congregation.

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2021-03-21 Pastor Jorge and family

It’s Been Quite a Year

Exactly one year ago the first two-week COVID lockdown began in Peru. I still remember thinking; ‘Two weeks? We can handle that’. Two weeks became two months and two months became two years; we are, in any case, into the second year.

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Kids at soup kitchen

A Christmas Miracle

I want to share with you our own Christmas miracle at Operación San Andres this year. Just to be clear: it’s not on the scale of the original miracle we celebrate each Christmas, but I’m sure the same generous God we worship is behind them both. In Bethlehem, God sent His Son to save sinners; this year in Collique God sent us 1,200 panettones to cheer the weary and the downcast. Let me explain.

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David MacPherson with donated panettones

A Thanksgiving Message from our President, Janice Anderson

This holiday season, Janice Anderson, the President of the Board of Directors for Operación San Andrés, has a message of gratitude for all of our supporters and team members.

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Janice Anderson with members of the Operación San Andrés team

How Do You Respond to a Pandemic?

In March 2020, Operación San Andrés, along with countless others across the globe, was faced with this stark question. Here's how we have responded.

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Delivery of food for soup kitchen in Collique, Peru