Pastor Juan Tacsa has served as a church planter/pastor with Anchored in Truth Ministries for over 15 years. He serves in the mountains of Perú working with the Jaqaru people in the villages of Aiza, Tupe, and Colca. His ministry includes evangelism, teaching, preaching, and personal discipleship. He currently pastors the believers in these three villages while at the same time training up leaders from among them to continue the work in the future. Pastor Juan also serves the churches at the base of the mountains by providing teaching and discipleship. One of the special aspects of Pastor Juan's ministry is his ministry to the children in the villages where he serves. Pastor Juan devotes a lot of his time to teaching the young children God's word through Bible lessons and songs, planting the seeds of the Gospel in their hearts. Pastor Juan is married to his wife, Vivian, and they have a daughter named Damaris.


Pastor Juan has been able to resume ministry in Aiza, Tupe, and Colca. Below is a photo of Pastor Juan and Brother Borja on their return journey to Aiza after ministering in Colca.

Pastor Juan asks for prayers as the location where the church in Tupe meets for services is no longer available. Please pray that the Lord would provide a new location where the church in Tupe can meet and where Pastor Juan can continue teaching the children there.

Please also be praying for the family of Brother Santiago Pérez who recently passed away. He is survived by his wife, Pia. Santiago and Pia have been very instrumental faithful servants of Christ in the evangelistic and church planting work with Pastor Juan and Anchored in Truth among the Jaqaru people. Please also pray for the church in the village of Canchán where Santiago served as a leader. He will be missed, but we are thankful for the hope we have in Christ that he is with the Lord and that we will be reunited with him one day.

Santiago Pérez 

Santiago Pérez

Lastly, Pastor Juan requests prayers for two new believers from the village of Aiza desiring baptism. Pastor Juan also believes that there will be other new believers in Tupe and Colca who will be baptized soon. Please pray that the Lord continues to work in the lives of these new believers and that the Lord will continue to use Pastor Juan as he disciples them. 

As always, Pastor Juan sends many thanks to all the partners of AIT for their generous support of the Lord's work in the mountains of Peru.