Located on the Amazon River in northeastern Peru, Iquitos is the capital city of the Maynas Province and Loreto Region. Being the largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon, it is also known as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon." Iquitos has a population of about 435,000. It is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road from other major cities - only reachable by air or river. Transportation to nearby towns often requires a river trip via pequepeque, a small public motorized boat.
Iquitos would serve as a strategic base for training pastors and strengthening churches among several indigenous groups in the Amazon Basin. Reaching these groups could at times be difficult, with access to training sites through missionary plane, boat, or short road trip. A missionary living in Iquitos should possess an adventuresome spirit and understand the necessary challenges of ministry in this region.
The ideal candidate will be a proven disciple of Christ who has modeled faithfulness to God’s Word by living it out, teaching it in individual and group settings in the local church, and studying how to rightly divide it in Bible college or seminary. He will be willing to travel within his area of service and be highly relational as well as able to develop and follow processes.