Dave & Rachael Powell

Dave and Rachael are missionaries in Pucallpa, Peru. They are from Michigan and have been serving with SAM for many years in a variety of roles. Dave previously served as the Peru Field Director. The Powells have lived in Mazamari supporting the ministry of the Ashaninka Bible Institute. They continue this support today, a vital presence in the on-going sustainability of this ministry. Rachael is a nurse and has had an impact for Christ in hospitals throughout Pucallpa.

The Powells are passionate about education and leadership development. They are involved in the ministry of Mil Palmeras church, discipling youth through small group bible studies.

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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Ministry: Ashaninka Sponsorships

Since the 1990’s the Ashaninka Bible Institute has served the many small churches among the 30,000 Ashaninka tribespeople scattered over an area the size of New Jersey. A number of those worshiping communities were started through Institute students and graduates.

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Ministry: Ashaninka Bible Institute

Our vision is to see Ashaninka churches transformed with a desire to know God deeply, to see churches worshiping authentically and making disciples of fellow community members. We want to see the Ashaninka churches shine brilliantly as the Bride of Christ, as the pillar and wisdom of truth in indigenous communities.

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