In 2002, God was working in the life of PPBC calling us to join Him in global disciple-making by becoming partners with Missionary Larry Johnson at Villa Milagro and Pastor Helmer at Monte Sion Baptist Church in reaching the people of Cajamarca, Peru. This partnership has allowed us the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ through the Andean Orphan Ministry, Monte Sion Health Center, church planting and well drilling. Villa Milagro was established in September, 1994, as a holistic endeavor dedicated to ministries that will advance the great commission by meeting physical and spiritual needs of as many people as possible. Some examples of the outcomes of this ministry include: Church Starts – 85+ ; Canals Built – 21 Miles; Roads Built – 50 Miles; Rabbit Distribution – 110 Tons; Water Pipeline – 30 Miles; Water Wells – 200+. For more information visit Villa Milagro’s website.
In addition, the Jeberos Project is designed to reach people on the Huallaga River in the Northern Jungle area of Peru. Raul Chota, a staff member of Villa Milagro Ministries, is a native of that area and is charged with the responsibility of proclaiming the “Good News” to the many villages on and along the Huallaga River. Raul was provided the opportunity to graduate from seminary with a grant from Villa Milagro Ministries and was called to minister to “His” people. The Lord has blessed this work with 41 church starts.
In 2014, PPBC established a partnership with missionaries serving in East Asia. The ultimate goal of this partnership is for God's "ways to be known on Earth, His salvation among all nations." We come alongside our East Asia partners in declaring God's glory and gospel message to a region that's only 0.01% reached with the gospel. Some of the ways we support the longevity of the gospel in this unreached region include praying for the missionaries and their work, sending short-term teams for hands-on service, and preparing and mailing care packages.
God brought Haiti to our attention in 2012 through a special connection through one of our family members, Cindy Benton. Our focus in Haiti is to equip area churches in discipleship, including training local Christ-followers in how to tell and draw their God story for witnessing. We utilize resources like the Jesus Film in the native language of Creole and supply Bibles in their language as well. Opportunities to minister to the local people have included orphan care, meal provisions, medical clinics, and VBS. This area is challenging to reach due to the dark influences of voodoo and animism.
Because “The Mission of God is: spread the worship of God and the experience of God’s mercy to the world,” PPBC is partnering with the Zambian Evangelical Fellowship on a five-year endeavor to train 100 – 150 Pastors and Denomination Leaders across the nation of Zambia in church health principles. These leaders will not only be facilitating these principles in their church but also work with other churches in their regions to help Zambia become a global mission sending nation.