Jesus Christ modeled ministry methods through His examples of discipleship. He lived in community with others. How can we follow His example?
In Cotahuasi, the Lord is effectively utilizing a Ministry Center where Quechua brothers and sisters work and visit. An "open door" to needy people and a community approach to ministry is helping to model biblical faith in context to the reality here. A busy and fruitful ministry location, it provides housing for missionaries and Quechua gospel workers. We have room and board for visitors and newly arrived missionaries, a multi-purpose room used for reading and study, book and literature lending library, Bible and book sales. Out back there also is a volleyball court used for youth groups, a workshop, a corral for a mule (mules and horses are used for visiting remote communities without roads), small fields for farming animal feed and introducing different gardening techniques and vegetables, and a radio studio. It is where teams meet, relationships grow, discipleship occurs, and resources are shared.
Although maintenance is intensive and very "rustic" in construction, repair and improvements could make this location safely function long-term for continuing ministry. The entire area of the property is about 3/4 of an acre and the various building are traditional rustic adobe construction.
Agricultural development and helping full-time ministry workers develop marketable garden products is also in view here.
Donations for the SIM Cotahuasi Ministry Center project help develop and maintain these facilities and tools that are needed to support the Quechua mission work.