Julio and Liz Peredo

Bolivia

Service Area: International

Ministry Focus

Julio and Liz Peredo served in pastoral ministry in Spanish-language churches in the State of Washington for more than four years. In May 2012 they were appointed to serve with Missions Door as pioneer missionaries to minister in their homeland of Bolivia, which is the first South American field of the Mission.

They focus their ministry on leadership development and starting ministries that strengthen families. They also want to develop social projects to impact communities where churches are ministering.

Faith Story

Julio Peredo was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, of a Bolivian father and a Brazilian mother. At the age of 14 he gave his life to Christ and from the beginning he got involved actively in his local church.

When he finished secondary school, he felt a strong desire to work in missions, but at the same time he believed he could serve God through a professional career, so he decided to study economic engineering.

After five years, everything was looking perfect: family established, financial stability, and a good job at an oil company. But inside of him there was a desire to serve God full time. Every time his church had a missionary conference, Julio would cry his heart out because he was longing to serve the Lord, but he had not made a decision because he hadn’t heard God’s calling.

In August 2005 God touched his heart and he clearly understood that the only thing missing was for him to make a decision. At that moment and with the support of his wife they started asking God for guidance to take a step of faith in serving the Lord.

It was not an easy decision, but the powerful call from God and the unconditional support from his wife was the perfect combination to obey God.

In 2006 they decided to move to Guatemala for Julio to prepare for ministry at the Central America Seminary (SETECA) where he got a Bible degree.

In 2008 they moved to the State of Washington where they have ministered in two Spanish-speaking churches.

Liz grew up in a Christian home with a deep passion for missions.

Family

Julio married Liz in 2001. Liz has a psychology degree and is interested in a counseling ministry. They have two children: Belen and Santiago.

Education

Julio: B.A. in Economic Engineering, Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Bible Degree, Central America Seminary (SETECA), Guatemala, Guatemala
Liz: B.A. in Psychology, Evangelical University of Bolivia