Powell, Dave & Rachael

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Dave and Rachael began their missionary career working with the Ashaninka people in Mazamari, then changed their ministry to Pucallpa, Peru, working for years in the context of Mil Palmeras church. In 2018, they returned to Mazamari to begin the ultimate era of their career living out there ministry passions among the Ashaninka.

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. Rachael is a nurse and has had an impact for Christ in hospitals throughout Pucallpa.

The Powells are passionate about education and leadership development. Their grown children are Nathaniel, Ben and Karen. Karen served with SAM in Bolivia until 2018 when she married a Wycliffe missionary. They are destined for Papua New Guinea.

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