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: Ayacucho Initiative

South America Mission’s Ayacucho Initiative church-planting team works among university students and professionals, in the city of Ayacucho, Peru, to lay the ground work for a new church inclined towards both local and national outreach that meets spiritual and physical needs.

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Ministry: Educational Ministries—AOPLV Huanta

The Asociación Oportunidades Para La Vida (AOPLV), Opportunities for Life Association, is an organization which serves the most excluded and impoverished sectors of Huanta, Peru. Together with The Johannes Gutenberg school, AOPLV offers quality education and technical training to prepare the next generation to positively impact society.

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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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