It is always amazing how God provides! The day before we left for Peru, the rest of the funds we needed to pay for the Peru Youth Camp arrived. As I left our P.O. box that day, I couldn’t wait to tell someone. Sometimes God makes us wait until the last minute, but He always comes through. I truly am amazed how His people seem to know exactly when to send the help that’s needed. Thank you for your faithfulness. Together, we praise you, God, for allowing us to be a part of your master plan!

This year’s team was a truly amazing group of youths and leaders. We had a lot on our schedule; that meant it was going to take everyone working together to accomplish the goals the Lord had placed on our hearts. With the hard work of our Cross Street Mission team and the Peruvians who worked with us, and the power and grace of God, we were able to accomplish everything that we set out to do.

In all, we built three prefabricated homes, ministered in four public schools, hosted a youth camp with a total of 160 attendees, conducted street evangelism, door to door ministry, street meetings, and hosted a youth conference. So many wonderful things took place on this trip; we’re only able to give you an overview here.  Please take the time to visit our website or Facebook page to get more details and to see more pictures. Thank you for your love, prayers, and your gifts which make it possible for us to do what we do.

Brian Weller


Update from JJ Weller

Dear Message Ministries supporters,

Thank you so much for your donations and prayers towards our recent Mission Trip to Peru. It was, in my estimation, the most fruitful trip I have ever had the opportunity to take. Our weeks were packed with house-to-house ministry, street evangelism, and discipleship opportunities. The Lord even saved a young man who was working at our Hostel. We were able to begin to disciple him, and we gave him a Bible!

Returning home is always hard, but it was particularly hard this year. The American Dream has turned America into somewhat of a spiritual wasteland, and we, the church, have not been unaffected. In fact, it’s very difficult for us not to succumb to the egotism and material consumerism that attacks us with such power here. But we must strive to abide in Christ, to bear fruit that is contrary to these fleshly things; they are opposed to Christ’s teaching and counterproductive to the Great Commission! Friends, let’s examine ourselves to see if we have become self-centered or consumeristic. Let’s both fight to abandon these things that the “American Dream” has worked in us so that we can pursue God’s dream, the Great Commission, in all of his power!


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Cross Street Mission Team 2020

  • Are you a high-school teen or college-age young adult who loves God and who wants to make a difference in this world?
  • Have you been actively serving God in your own “Jerusalem” (your home and hometown)?
  • Do you feel God is calling you to GO and share your faith with people in a foreign land?
  • Do you have a week this summer that you would like to dedicate to serve the Lord on the mission field?
  • Would you like to help us minister to lost or hurting people, on the streets, in schools, in churches and at a youth camp?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, perhaps you would like to join us in Peru for an incredible week of serving and sharing. Peru is a nation that welcomes missionaries. It’s filled with people who are hungry to hear the message of Jesus Christ. We are looking for twelve to twenty high-school or college-age young adults to take part in our Cross Street Youth Mission Team to Peru this summer.

Please note: If you are a youth leader, you can accompany your youth on this trip. Perhaps you only have two or three youths who desire to GO and who want to link up with a group that is already going. We want to hear from you!

The only requirements are:

  • YOU have a love for God the Father and that Jesus Christ is your Savior and Lord.
  • YOU have a desire to serve and reach people with the love of Jesus Christ.
  • YOUR parents (if you are under 18) are behind you and grant permission for you to GO.
  • YOU have an up-to-date passport.
  • YOU are willing to pay your own way or raise your own support for the cost of the trip.