Mark and Anna Burgess are British missionaries to Peru since 2007. They have 3 children: Daniel, Joel & Kaleb. They are passionate about seeing the next generation raised up to make disciples of Jesus through the Father’s love.
Mark and Anna lead Oikos Ministries based in Lima and Pucallpa in Peru. Oikos means ‘extended family’ in Greek and has the vision to create families on mission together through discipleship and the power of the Holy Spirit. In Lima, Oikos has a local church and an after-school children’s ministry in a nearby Shantytown called ‘Casa de Paz’ (House of Peace). In Pucallpa, Oikos is starting a jungle base to reach out to native Amazonian tribes through discipleship and God’s power being worked out supernaturally in everyday lives.
Oikos Casa de Paz (House of Peace) – In Lima, Oikos has a local church and an after-school children’s ministry in a nearby Shantytown called ‘Casa de Paz’ (House of Peace). Each week, over 30 vulnerable kids come to get a hot meal, homework help, and support from loving mentors who support them to break the poverty cycle and have hope for the future.
Children who were failing at school are now top of the class and getting scholarships; children who couldn’t behave are now learning in peace; and others who have never experienced a father’s love are being healed up as the Father’s love is demonstrated through faithful mentors. It’s so exciting to see what God is doing!
Oikos Jungle – We also have also recently planted a base ministry in Pucallpa, in the Amazon jungle, where discipleship is happening through pastors who have been training at our Lima base.
You can read more about Discipleship and Holy Spirit ministry at Anna’s blog: www.annacburgess.com Thank you so much for investing in what God is doing here in Peru! Please click on the link above or below to give towards our work. (Donations from the UK can be given here.)
Oikos Ministries also accepts applications for interns to come and learn or improve Spanish and to help out with Casa de Paz after-school project in Lima, Peru. Please contact us for more information at: Oikoscentral@gmail.com