Peru has a special spot in the hearts of Washington's Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE).
Two years ago, SAGE built a church in Lima, Peru, conducted four evangelistic meetings and painted four additional churches. Their mission trip included a tour from the Amazon to Lake Titicaca, "In the Footsteps of Ana and Fernando Stahl," led by Charles Teel, La Sierra University religion and society professor and director of the Stahl Center.
During Christmas vacation last year, some 30 SAGE members went to La Sierra University to build two sections of the "Path of the Just," a mall running through the campus that features landscaped patios honoring humanitarian heroes (including the Stahls) from every continent. This Christmas vacation, SAGE members will return to finish the project.
An offering taken at the convention, totaling over $17,000, will not only go toward this project, but will help fund the 2009 mission trip to Mozambique.
Teel was one of a number of speakers and musicians at the annual Northwest SAGE Convention in Hope, British Columbia, this fall.
Next year's convention date is Sept. 3–7, 2008, at the Adventist lodge situated in British Columbia's beautiful Fraser Valley, amidst the Cascade Mountains.