Meet the Sheets Family!
Jason & Sarah Sheets are now serving and living in Arequipa, Peru with their family!
Jason & Sarah Sheets were born and raised in Salem, Oregon USA. They spent a year in Costa Rica where they attended language school for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week before moving to their current location in Peru. They have been married for almost 14 years and have been blessed with 3 children who daily teach them more about who they are as individuals and challenge them to grow and love more like Christ.
Sarah describes her children. “Nathan (11.5) loves all things Lego and Star Wars. He has a passion for animals and an extremely high sense of justice. He says he would like to be a zoologist when he grows. Evelyn (9.5) is a friend to almost everyone. She loves little kids and enjoys to help them in anyway she can. At 9 she clearly shows love through helping others and has taken it upon herself to be my sous-chef in the kitchen as well as to organize her drawers according to the newest fad! Andrew(5) is a fun loving energetic little guy who completes our little family of 5. He LOVES to cuddle, read and play in the dirt. Andrew loves people and enjoys making new friends with almost everyone he meets, thankfully he is also very keen on staying with mom or dad while out in public, so we don’t have to worry too much about him wandering off.”
Why do you live in Peru?
We are church planting missionaries in an area called Ciudad de Dios, “City of God,” We work with a TEAM founded church from the center of town. Jason, my husband, pastors the church plant. Right now the church is more of a Bible study for adults (Slowly growing into a church) and Sunday school for the kids. We were accepted to participate in the Operation Christmas Child program this year with Samaritan’s Purse and just received all the boxes! We hope to kick off the 14 week discipleship program that accompanies that here soon!
Currently the church has 2 services. We are also working on community outreach programs to reach not only the spiritual needs of the people but also the physical needs as well. One way we are working on that is through the start-up of a community garden. My husband also goes out 2-3 more times a week to be present, visit families and youth in the area and to disciple the volunteer leadership that we have. He also works in the church in the city (17 yrs old now), helping out in various ministries there.
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Want to keep up with the Sheets Family?
Check out the Sheets Family Website! You can find out more about their ministry as well as ways to get involved!