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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Restart of Mission Trips to Operación San Andrés in Peru

After a pause of more than 26 months due to the global pandemic, a team of 12 volunteers arrived at the Operación San Andrés mission site in Collique, Lima, Peru on Sunday, June 5, 2022. This mission team was sponsored by Texas Baptist Men (TBM), an NGO based in Texas dedicated to delivering help, hope, and healing to people who desperately need it.

Jacky Goes to School

Jacky is 7 years old and in the first grade of elementary school. She is starting school after spending more than a year in frequent medical consultations, clinical examinations and surgical interventions.

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Jacky going to school

The Story of Daniela and Gabriel

Lía, mother of two children in the educational enrichment program, writes to express her appreciation for the help her family has received from Operación San Andrés.

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Daniela and Gabriel

Reflections on Our Mission Trip to Peru

What do 45 individuals from seven states in the USA have in common? They are all committed to Operación San Andrés and its ministry to the underserved residents of Collique. The group, including doctors, nurses, dentists, a PharmD, an optometrist, and lay volunteers, traveled from their homes to Peru in October.

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Group of Mission Team Volunteers

Sheylla: Dreams Coming True

Sheylla has been part of the Operación San Andrés community for several years. Her dream has been to be a nurse and to work serving the children of Collique.

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Sheylla Luna Mariano

Alicia: Testimony of Appreciation

Alicia has lived in Upper Collique since 1990. She is happily married and has two grown children and two younger school-age children. She began losing her sight in 2013.

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Alicia Huancho Colina with two of her children