Rick & Donna Martin

Rick and Donna Martin are missionaries in Ayacucho, Peru. Before joining SAM they planted a couple of churches in NY and were heavily involved in discipling and training others in the faith. Their passion for evangelism and discipleship has not waned but has moved them out into the world to join a church planting team in the Ayacucho region of Peru. They desire to see beautiful churches planted that help bring God’s shalom to broken cities and lives.


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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