Ruben and Trisha FerrellLatin America
We currently assist at the Solid Rock Church of God in Centerville, IA. We have one son, Ruben (Ben), and two daughters, Alexis and Paityn.
For the past five years, we have been working with Isaiah 58 Ministries in two different regions of Peru: Chimbote and Pucallpa. Due to COVID, we have had to shift our focus to the region of Pucallpa, as Chimbote has been shut down for travel.
Between the two regions, we have been able to plant five feeding centers which also serve as refuge centers and places to hold church services. We are providing food and supplies, clean drinking water, and the Word of God to over 1,000 people.
My vision is to continue to follow God’s direction to plant churches and feeding centers along the Ucayali River, which feeds into the Amazon.
My most memorable moment would be in 2020 when we were led to the village of Garcia which sits right along the Ucayali River. This village floods constantly. There is no running water or electricity, venomous snakes swim into the people’s homes, and the government will not offer any assistance to them. This village has a significant population of children who have been left or dropped off there by parents who cannot or choose not to take care of them. We were blessed to be the first to tell them about the love of Jesus Christ and lead 19 in receiving salvation that day! There are no words to express the joy we feel seeing this village grow in the Lord despite their living conditions.
Villages likes Garcia are why we became missionaries. We want to reach the last, the least, and the lost by ministering to the lost souls and sharing the love and hope that can be found in Jesus.