Serving in Peru

Proyecto de Amor

Project of Love

Mission Statement

The Mission of Proyecto de Amor is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to our brothers and sisters in Peru by fostering personal relationships, sharing spiritual and temporal gifts, and worshiping together in order to build up God's kingdom and give witness to His goodness.


About Santisimo Sacramento

In 1998, St. John the Baptist Parish adopted a sister Parish, Santisimo Sacramento (Blessed Sacrament), in Piura, Peru, located approximately 600 miles north of Lima, Peru's capital, and approximately 25 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The climate is generally hot and never cold. The region is very poor and experiences 40% or more unemployment. Fr. Joseph Uhen, raised in Oklahoma City and a graduate of Notre Dame University, was ordained a priest in Piura on April 1, 1995. He is Pastor of Santisimo Sacramento Parish with over 30,000 parishioners. On any given weekend Fr. Joe, with assistance of a few Jesuits and retired priests in the area, celebrates 16 masses in 12 different locations. Over 12,000 faithful attend these masses.


Are you Being Called?

Give of your Time:

 - Translate F2F letters
 - Help in the warehouse or with shipments
 - Organize a fundraiser or donations effort
 - Pray for our adopted families, missionaries and those who are suffering and still in need of help

Give of your Talents:

 - Join a Mission Team
 - Recruit a colleague
 - Expand the ministry

Give of your Treasures:

 - Join the Family to Family Program 
 - Provide a salary for a staff nurse, lawyer, worker
 - Offer funds for education, microloans, land acquisition
 - Donate funds for a school, chapel, vehicles, medicine
 - Donate gently used clothes, shoes, household goods

 Programs we provide

  • Family to Family
      • Container/Warehouse
      • Letter writing/translation
  • Mission Trips
      • Youth Groups
      • Medical/Dental
      • Surgical
      • Groups of individuals
      • Groups of families

Other information

Santisimo Sacremento Parish Website

Missionary Teams

Throughout the year the Parish of St. John the Baptist sends several missionary teams to our sister Parish in Piura, Peru.  While there, the missionary teams help build houses and deliver food to those in need, while also spreading the Love of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

If you would like to know more about this endeavor please see our other information throughout the site.

How to Help?

Participation in the Peru Mission

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says: "It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit. This I command you, love one another" (Jn 15: 16-17). The Peru Mission offers many ways to follow this command. One can make general donations of clean clothing, shoes, dishes, flatware, walkers, chairs, sheets & blankets (twin), towels, and religious items. You can make financial donations that can be used to help support soup kitchens, provide legal support for our brothers and sisters in Piura, aid in off-setting the expense of shipments of clothing, shoes, medicines, and clinical supplies, the construction of houses, etc. If you desire a more personal relationship, consider the Family to Family program and/or making a mission trip to Piura.

To learn more about these options check out Family to Family.



The Peru Board is looking for a few good people who share our passion to help the poor of Santisimo Sacramento parish.


If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please contact:

Stephanie Simpson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Becky Coyle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.