Advance International Peru
Director of Advance International Peru: Randy Wood

Advance International Peru


GRASP International sponsors two schools in Peru.  The Arequipa location sits in the second largest city in Peru.  GRASP partners with two Peruvian Baptist associations to promote the school.  The Arequipan school will have its third graduation in July of 2018.  

The photo above pictures the graduating class of July of 2017. 

The second school is located in Ayacucho, Peru.  It began in July of 2017.  This school reaches pastors and church leaders from a large geographical area, reaching the central region and into the fringe of the Amazon jungle.


The photo above shows the student body in July of 2017.

The Peruvian seminary coordinator, Pastor Julion Cruz, is pictured below promoting the textbook for the Christian doctrine course for the upcoming term.    GRASP’s Peruvian director is Pastor Al O’Quinn, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough, GA.  For information about teaching in Peru, contact Pastor Al at

Peru is among the poorest of the Latin American countries. The 2013 population of Peru is approximately 29.8 million (est.). Arequipa is second with a population of approximately 1.2 million people. The IMB assesses the percentage of Protestants in Peru as less than 10%. While more than 80% of Peruvians ascribe to Catholicism, active Catholic participation is very low. The Peruvians know the facts of the gospel but have not experienced the grace of the gospel. This creates openness and receptivity to the gospel.

God is using GRASP to make a difference in the lives of the Peruvian people. In the last three years, numerous mission teams have contributed to ministry in Arequipa.  Most efforts are centralized in Arequipa with some around Mollendo. Evangelistic events have resulted in amazing harvest.Trained leadership is one of the greatest needs.  GRASP has identified potential pastors, missionaries, and church leaders, but they are untrained and unequipped to meet the challenges of Christian ministry. Advance International has been God’s answer to develop God-called men and women for the growing kingdom harvest in Peru.






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