Oikos Ministries works currently with two main tribes in the Amazon jungle – the Shipibos and the Awajun in and around Pucallpa. As well as training indigenous leaders, teams regularly travel from Lima to run conferences and support several Shipibo and Awajun churches.
Miguel & Vilma
Miguel and Vilma are both from Calleria and head up the ministry in that area. Miguel is a former teacher and Vilma is involved in the design of Shipibo materials. Their children include Erling (also part of the central Oikos Selva team), Rogelien a police officer, Rosa (who lives with the Burgess’) and Miguel, who is finishing his school studies.
Misael & Nelly
Misael and Nelly are originally from Caimito a small village 25 hours from Pucallpa. Misael and Nelly and family are currently studying in the Oikos School of Ministry for two years, to be trained as church planters. They have 3 children: Liz (12), Erick (8) and Camila (3).