William and Ruth Evaristo

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

William began his studies in 2003 at the School of Missions of the Bible Baptist Church "The Condor" where he was part of a mission team whose primary ministry was to plant new churches. Later he was commissioned to work as a pastor at Bible Baptist Church of Anta, where he helped plant and minister at new churches. After studying at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Monterrico in 2009, he served at the Resurrection Baptist Church as pastor. In April 2012 God called him to plant a new church in the community of Ventanilla called Callao, a community near Lima, which is a place with many financial and spiritual needs. Even in the midst of many trials God shows His faithfulness every day. During his time in this ministry God showed William the importance of not only helping the poor with their material needs, but also blessing them by sharing the love of Jesus Christ. William was appointed by Missions Door in July 2013 as their first missionary to Peru. He will continue planting the new church at Ventanilla and developing social projects in the community.

Faith Story

William accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord at the age of 20 during an evangelistic campaign held in the Bible Baptist Church of Ingenieria. He decided to dedicate his life to serve the Lord a few months after his conversion. He was baptized in 1999. Ruth gave her life to the Lord in 1985 at the age of 4. Her mother shared the Gospel with her and she was baptized in 1992.

Family

William married Ruth in June 2004 and they have 3 children: Abigail, Andres and Esteban.

Education

School of Missions Monterrico Baptist Theological Seminary

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

From ancient ruins to lively cities, a colorful country pursues progress despite conflict

The ancient Inca civilization once encompassed Peru and a vast region of South America, before the Spanish reached its shores. The dense Amazon jungle covers nearly two-thirds of the country's landmass, bordered by the Andes mountains and dotted with more than a hundred archaeological sites.

Today ancient meets new in bustling marketplaces of Lima, Arequipa, Cuzco and other cities where four out of five Peruvians live. The country's distinctive cuisine includes plentiful fish, frequently served in ceviche, and many varieties of potatoes and corn.

Peru continues to recover from more than two decades of civil conflict and violence that began in 1980. Fishing, mining, energy and tourism industries feed its economy. Pockets of extreme poverty persist, and many workers have a hard time finding permanent jobs, but trends indicate a growing number of professional opportunities.

Your participation with Missions Door helps to meet strategic and spiritual needs of communities in Peru through church planting, leadership development, social outreach and economic development to provide income for pastors.

Cultural Snapshot

Peruvian hand-spun llama and alpaca yarns are prized for making especially warm and soft sweaters, socks and scarves.

Faith Fact

Religious practice in Peru often blends Catholic traditions with indigenous beliefs.

Country Profile

Population: 30 million, 47% ages 0–24

Major Religions: 81% Catholic, 13% Protestant

Languages: 84% Spanish, 13% Quechua

Literacy: 93%

Poverty: 26%

 

 

Ministry service area:
International

Ministry location:
, Peru