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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David MacPherson with donated panettones

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.

Theater Presentation with the Children of Operación San Andrés

More than 50 families enjoyed an outstanding presentation of dances, plays, songs, and speeches featuring children from the Operación San Andrés Educational Enrichment Program.

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Children's theater program at Operación San Andrés

Rosmery and Lady

Rosmery and Lady attend the educational enrichment program. Their mother, Roxana, is a single mother of 5 children under the age of 11, and she is responsible for paying the family's expenses.

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Rosmery and Lady

Interview with Sandy Gaona, a College Student Supported by Operación San Andrés

Sandy Gaona studies Psychology at Universidad Privada del Norte, thanks to a scholarship provided by Operación San Andrés and the Ruble International Education Initiative.

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Sandy Gaona

Baylor University Jazz Ensemble Visits Collique

Students from the Jazz Ensemble of the Baylor University School of Music visited Operación San Andrés and other sites around Collique, performing concerts and clinics for people who are not usually able to hear such wonderful music in person.

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Baylor University Jazz Ensemble Visiting La Victoria, Lima, Peru

High School Students Travel to Peru for Week of Mission Service

In June 2019, approximately 20 high school students and their adult sponsors traveled to the Operación San Andrés mission site in Collique, Lima, Peru. Most of these students were members of the South Main Baptist Church youth group in Houston, Texas, USA.

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Group picture of the 2019 Youth Mission Trip