Craig & Heather Gahagen

Craig and Heather are missionaries in Pucallpa, Peru, in partnership with SAM and Mission to the Word (MTW). Craig is the Director of SAMAIR in Peru. He is grateful for the opportunities he still has to fly to remote villages—giving wings to God’s word—when not managing SAMAIR organizational and operational matters.

Craig and Heather are leaders in their local church, Mil Palmeras. They have a passion to disciple men and women to know Christ and make Him known.


Ministry: SAMAIR Peru

(SAMAIR operates out of Pucallpa, Peru, and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. For more information about SAMAIR’s work in Bolivia, click here.) Imagine an aerial view of a Cessna 206 float plane, suspended above the backdrop of an Amazon River tributary with a remote village on its flooded banks.

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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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