Marshall & Becca Kitron

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Before Marshall and Becca Kitron ever met, God placed a deeply rooted love for the people of Peru in their hearts. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2000, Marshall spent several years in Peru as a missionary before eventually joining South America Mission in 2007. Becca went on a short-term mission trip to Peru in 2003 after graduating with a nursing degree, and soon thereafter decided to return for a longer term. Marshall and Becca’s paths never crossed during those years, but eventually they found a connecting point—both (at different times) had studied under the same language school instructor who prodded them separately and individually to reach out to one another. Marshall eventually contacted Becca to introduce himself; they were married 11 months later and have been serving with SAM in Peru ever since.

Marshall and Becca are both very passionate about teaching, encouraging, and equipping others to walk with Christ. As they intentionally invest in the people around them, they love to watch God transform lives by the power of the Gospel. Their desire, and SAM’s desire, is to see the local church strengthened through discipleship and leadership development so that entire communities come to embody the Kingdom of God.

New Ministry Endeavor

Marshall and Becca are joining SAM’s church-planting team based in Lima, Peru. City Church, or Iglesia de la Ciudad, is a new church plant that will provide the context for their ministry. Their efforts will focus on discipleship in the local church and developing a growth strategy for the Lima Initiative.    


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: Lima Initiative

In today’s world, cities are more and more framing the landscape of the nations. Especially in Latin America, we see cities like never before. 520 million people live in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Americas—391 million live in 16,000 cities.

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