Team from Albion church heads to Peru for mission trip

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A team from the Albion Free Methodist Church left this morning for a week-long mission trip to Peru.

The group includes, front row, from left: Caleb Pettit, Ashlyn LeBaron, Elliott Neidert, Vivian Rivers, Savannah Allen and Olivia Neidert.

Back row: Andrew Moore, Paul Pettit, Mike Neidert, Sara Moore, Pam Allen, Pastor Randy LeBaron and Zack Moore.

The group is headed to Toronto for a flight to Lima, Peru. The capital city of Peru has about 9 million people and is nearly 4,000 miles from Albion. The team from the Albion church will work with local Christians in drama and street ministries.

Sara Moore of Albion is going with her sons Andrew, 15, and Zack, 13. The 8-hour flight will be the first time flying for her sons.

“I wanted to expose the boys to a different culture,” Mrs. Moore said this morning. “They will see people from another country and see that we have more in common with them than is different.”

Pam Allen is going on her first mission trip. She is going with her daughter, Savannah, 17.

“I wanted to put my faith into action,” Allen said. “It will be fun. I’m looking forward to seeing what God has planned for us and learning about myself.”