David & Rachael Lyons
David & Rachael Lyons, both graduates of FIRE School of Ministry, married in August of 2008. Before this, David was a missionary with FI, serving in the Netherlands for 4 ½ years. There he worked in schools across Europe sharing the Gospel, and ministered in the Red Light District of Amsterdam.
God began speaking to them about Peru even before they married. Finally in July of 2011, they moved to Lima, Peru, with another family with FI to work with an already-established ministry. For their first year, they helped with shoe distributions to needy kids, leadership training, and church plants, and also focused on learning the language and culture.
Their second year became a new journey however, as different ministry opportunities arose. They began working in a very impoverished area of Lima with a Peruvian woman who had planted a church in this area. They have it on their hearts to see abandoned women, who have no means to support their families other than through prostitution to be rehabilitated and to serve the Lord in freedom while learning a trade or a skill.
They also began working with a local church congregation, assisting in whatever was needed: worship, leadership training, youth, evangelism, etc. They, along with the church, started a Bible study in an area of Lima where there is no Evangelical church.
Many doors have been opened in the mountainous regions of Peru for David and Rachael. The area where they have traveled has over 300 villages with NO Evangelical churches! They desire to travel to this area often to raise up pastoral leaders to reach these villages! These villages are physically hard to reach because many are only accessible by foot, so there is a huge task before them!
These are just some of the ministry areas David and Rachael have been involved in, but their hearts are for God to do much more and they are willing and excited to do whatever He may place before them! They strongly believe that they will see a move of God in this nation very soon and hope to be a part of it!