Summer Missions

To Donate to the Peru Missions Trip, click here.

To Donate to the Cherokee Missions Trip, click here.


Peru & Cherokee Missions Interest Meeting
March 18th
Meet After evening service, Winn Chapel


Peru Summer Missions Trip

The Bible frequently uses the language of partnership in the gospel with regards to missionary endeavors (2 Corinthians 8:23; Philippians 1:5; 4:15; Philemon 17; Rev. 1:9). It has been a joy for our church to partner with the work of planting churches in the region of Cajamarca, Peru. At Second we like to say that we support hard-working missionaries who are committed to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). One such missionary is Alonzo Ramirez together with his dear wife Esther.

Dr. Alonzo Ramirez is from the north Peruvian city of Piura and is ordained in the Inglesia Evangelica Presbiteriana del Peru (IEPP). Alonzo currently lives and works in Cajamarca. Alonzo earned a degree in theology from the Free Church College in Edinburgh (1989‐1992). Later, while at RTS Jackson, he received a Th.M. in Old Testament (1998) and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (2001). Upon completing his studies at RTS he went back to Cajamarca to begin Peru Mission, which is a strategic facilitator of urban church planting and Christian community development in Peru. In addition, he is a pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Cajamarca; he directs and teaches in a seminary; oversees the university ministry at the Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca; and serves as editor and translator of various publications. Esther, his wife, teaches religion classes at a public school in Cajamarca and directs the children's Sunday School at Second Presbyterian Church. Visit them at Peru Mission on the web at:

Come and join us in this good work of church planting as we also seek to encourage the saints in Cajamarca, Peru for the glory of God and the good of the Church. The work we will be doing will include a good amount of construction as we will be building four to six concrete columns to finish off the facade for the sanctuary of the new church building. Also, we plan to minister to the children and families through VBS. This is a video of the construction of the new church at Quiritimayo above the city of Cajamarca. It also includes video of ministry happening there with a medical clinic, VBS, etc.


Further details on cost and travel arrangements are forthcoming. Please contact Chad Bailey for more information (

Cherokee Summer Missions Trip

Ministry Description
The Great Smoky Mountains in NC is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The MTW Mission Team of Scott and Ruth Hill and Norman and Julie Beck serve the Cherokee tribe through word and deed ministry. Scott pastors Grace Community Church of Cherokee, a church plant which began June 2016. Norman heads up the ministry to Cherokee youth.

Project Description
Backyard Bible clubs, vacation Bible schools, sports/ day camps, community visitation and senior citizen centers are among the many avenues through which teams can minister. Teams may also choose to serve in relational evangelism through repair of homes and buildings.

A schedule of the available ministry sites along with a short description of the sites is available for each of the weeks open to short-term teams. Teams will choose the ministry site they wish to serve at based on the available sites for that week. Teams are encouraged to return several years in succession in order to build and deepen their relationships and witness to the Cherokee.

Teams stay at Norman Maney Recreation Park which MTW leases from the Cherokee tribe. The campground includes 10+ acres with cabins (air-conditioned), two bathhouses, and sites available for RVs and tents. Teams need only bring bedding (sheet/blanket or sleeping bag) and pillow. Meals are served in the dining hall where teams help with serving and clean up. Like all mountain communities, the weather is unpredictable. Nights are often cool even when the day is quite warm.
Cherokee is approximately 3 hours northwest of Atlanta, GA., 1.5 hours west of Asheville, NC, and 2 hours southeast of Knoxville, Tenn. Teams will need to provide their own transportation to/from and during the project.

Please contact Ken Pujdak for more information (

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