“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9
Name(s): Joshua and Missy Saune
Host Country: Peru
Joshua and Missy have been married for 30 years, and have five children; and 1 grandson. Joshua was born and raised in Ayacucho, 13,000 feet above sea level in the Andes of Peru. Joshua is an Inca Indian called by God in 1993 to preach the Gospel among the Quechuas and other indigenous groups of Peru. Joshua finished his Biblical studies at Latin American Bible College in La Puente, CA. In 2000, the Missionary Church, USA, ordained Joshua. Missy was born and raised on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation located in Parker, AZ. She is of Hopi and Mojave descent. She came to know the Lord at the age of 14, and helped her grandparents, in the children’s ministry in her home church for many years. She also completed her studies as a Medical Assistant in Phoenix. Both Joshua and Missy come from a family of translators. Joshua’s older brother Romulo translated the Bible into Quechua, their mother tongue; and Missy’s great-grandmother Elsie, translated the Bible into the Hopi language.
Their desire is to strengthen the Quechua and assist other indigenous churches through training pastors and church leaders in the Word of God; evangelism & discipleship; and helps, which include medical outreach, children ministries and aiding with church construction. They have lived in Peru for 20 years, where they work with more than 2,000 churches among 9 people groups. They also translate most of their teaching materials into the Quechua language, including the Jesus Film, which they have shown throughout the Andean mountains.
Philosophy of Ministry
TRAINING pastors and church leaders in the Word of God.
DISCIPLING faithful men in the Word of God, in their own language and location.
HELPING, by demonstrating love for one another through works: medical outreach, Jesus Film, VBS, assisting in church building projects.