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OUR STORY

It's the story about God's Mission. This is our chapter

What started with a research trip in 2002 became a reality in 2008. A lot has happened since then, and there's plenty more to come. 

 

Team Arequipa 2.0

2014 was a year of transition for Team Arequipa as four families—the Frouds, Morgans, Daggetts, and Blairs—moved to Peru to join the McKinzies, Smiths, and apprentices Andrew and Bethany Gray. We called this Team Arequipa 2.0.

We started using this metaphor from the world of software updates back before the transition ever happened. The idea was that the new families would not be replacements but, rather, a new version of the team. This “2.0 release” meant an integration of the gifts and passions of four new families with what was already in place—including the McKinzies, Smiths, and Grays, the Peruvian church, and CUDA, a US-American and Peruvian partnership to bless this city. 

In the first half of 2015, the McKinzies, Smiths, and Grays will be moving out of Arequipa and transitioning into participation in God’s Mission in other places. Reflecting the founders’ departure, this next chapter of the story —Team Arequipa 3.0—will take on a different look. The four US-American families that moved to Arequipa in 2014 are committed to intense partnership with the local church. We share a vision and mission of what God is doing in our city. It’s the heart of who we are as a church.

Please commit to praying this year that God would be honored in this joint venture in God's Mission, as we partner with God and Peruvian believers to be God's family, celebrating and serving in Arequipa. 

The best way to learn about and keep up with Team Arequipa is to subscribe to the newsletter or visit our blog. You can also meet the team right here and connect with us on Facebook. Want to hear more about our story? Look no further.

 

Meet the Team

Briana and Chase Froud; Evan In Arequipa since January 2014

Briana and Chase Froud; Evan
In Arequipa since January 2014

Jaclyn and Jake Blair In Arequipa since October 2014 - jakeandjaclyn.blogspot.com

Jaclyn and Jake Blair
In Arequipa since October 2014 - jakeandjaclyn.blogspot.com

Justin and Sarah Morgan; Lorenzo, Maya In Arequipa since February 2014

Justin and Sarah Morgan; Lorenzo, Maya
In Arequipa since February 2014

Jeremy and Katie Daggett In Arequipa since October 2014 - thedaggetts.us

Jeremy and Katie Daggett
In Arequipa since October 2014 - thedaggetts.us

Bill and Holly Richardson Mentors for Team Arequipa since 2007

Bill and Holly Richardson
Mentors for Team Arequipa since 2007

Greg and Megan McKinzie; Ana, Maggie, Cohen In Arequipa from Sept 2008 to Jan 2015 - gregandmeg.net

Greg and Megan McKinzie; Ana, Maggie, Cohen
In Arequipa from Sept 2008 to Jan 2015 - gregandmeg.net

Kyle and Larissa Smith; Shaye, Cora, Aria In Arequipa from Sept 2008 to Apr 2015- theroadgoeson.net

Kyle and Larissa Smith; Shaye, Cora, Aria
In Arequipa from Sept 2008 to Apr 2015- theroadgoeson.net

Andrew and Bethany Gray In Arequipa from Sept 2013 to June 2015 - facebook.com/abgrayperu

Andrew and Bethany Gray
In Arequipa from Sept 2013 to June 2015 - facebook.com/abgrayperu

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Connect with Team Arequipa

We post articles monthly on subjects related to the life and mission of the team, our work with Peruvian churches, and CUDA. Between monthly updates we share pictures and posts on the Facebook. You're invited to interact with the team, meet some of our Peruvian co-workers, and share life with us.

 
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CUDA is a non-governmental, non-profit, faith-based organization that empowers vulnerable communities in urban Peru to overcome cycles of poverty.  Team Arequipa works alongside Peruvians to participate in the kingdom breaking into the city. Our vision of  justice, wellbeing, and joy in the city leads us to promote physical, psychological, social, and spiritual wellbeing through projects in the areas of education, health, finance, and the environment.