Jaime and Heather Azuaje

Jaime and Heather are missionaries in Ayacucho, Peru. Jaime is from TX, and Heather is from Waxhaw, NC. They both graduated from Liberty University, where Jaime studied religion and Heather nursing. Before joining SAM, Jaime served as an assistant youth pastor at their church and Heather as an RN at a Colorado hospital. Heather also played on the Charlotte Lady Eagles soccer team at an earlier point in her life. They learned about SAM by reading a newsletter from Chris and Carrie Himes, SAM missionaries in Recife, Brazil, and the Lord stirred a passion within them to join what He is doing in South America. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate for leading people to worship Christ through music and song.

They are serving on the church planting team that is seeking to bring the shalom of Christ to the terror torn region of Huanta and Ayacucho, Peru.


Ministry: Educational Ministries—AOPLV Huanta

The decades of the 80s and 90s in Peru were marked by terrorism, the impact of which was devastating as the violence was overwhelming and the country became bogged down in a rut of delayed development.

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Ministry: Peru Church Planting

In 2006, SAM missionaries planted Iglesia Mil Palmeras, in Pucallpa, Peru, also known as Thousand Palms Church. Today, Mil Palmeras is transforming its community by embodying the Kingdom of God. With close to 300 congregants, they are actively engaging the city of Pucallpa and beyond into the Amazon to plant new, transformational churches that impact the world for Christ.

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