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.
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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.
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.