Recent government studies show continued good news for Peru. By late 2010 the poverty rate had dropped to 31.3 percent. At this time, about 9 million people in Peru are still living in poverty. This may be disheartening, but the number living below the poverty line was 54 percent when we arrived in 2001. Last year Peru's economy grew by 9 percent making it the second fastest growing economy on the globe. The outlook is strong for Peru's economic future.
All of this could change on June 5th when Peru holds second round voting for the presidency. The two candidates have extremely different views on how to direct the growing nation. Please be praying that God's will be done in the upcoming elections. Pray that the change of power will not close the door to evangelism in the country.