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

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. In that view, all the pieces come together and convey aviation’s integral role in the ministry of South America Mission: transporting fulfillers of the Great Commission to the hard-to-reach places, to the people in those remote, village homes, with the good news of Jesus.

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Ministry: Mil Palmeras Church

In 2006, the South America Mission Peru Church Planting team began Iglesia Mil Palmeras, in Pucallpa, Peru, also known as Thousand Palms Church. Today, the church is transforming its community by embodying the Kingdom of God.

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