As a Christian organization, we are committed to combat the effects of poverty in the community of Collique in a holistic (spiritual, emotional, and physical) and sustainable manner by demonstrating the love of Christ in practical ways.
Statement of Faith
Operación San Andrés (OSA) is a faith-based, non-governmental organization dedicated to transforming the community of Collique, Peru with the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus lived the ultimate human life, one without sin. In obedience to God, he died an atoning death and was bodily resurrected from the dead.
We further believe that every person is beloved by God equally and is worthy of fundamental respect and care required to meet such persons’ basic physical and spiritual needs.
We further believe that the purpose of life in this world is to come to know God through the revelation of Jesus, and, inspired by this revelation, to do as Jesus did, caring for those in need and teaching of God’s abounding love.
Because of our belief in Jesus, his Resurrection, and Divinity, and our belief in the fundamental right for all to receive the respect and care to which they are entitled as beloved of God, we, guided by prayer, led by conscience and directed by the authority of Scripture, have formed Operación San Andrés to care for those in need in Collique, Peru as God directs us, responding to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of persons in this community and offering each person an invitation to come to know and follow Jesus personally.
History of OSA
Operación San Andrés fulfills the vision of Houston cardiologist Dr. Luis A. Campos and his wife, Ruth. OSA’s first mission trip to Peru in 2003 had approximately 16 participants including doctors, dentists, nurses, and other volunteers. In 2005, OSA purchased property in Collique where an “OSA House” and sports complex have been built. This site is the base from which the ongoing medical, educational, nutritional, and spiritual ministry takes place. OSA’s ministry partners include South Main Baptist Church, Tallowood Baptist Church, The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and Buckner International. OSA was granted 501(c)(3) “tax exempt status” in 2006. In 2008, Christopher and Jessica Rose moved from Houston to Collique where they lived in the OSA-House while serving as full time missionaries for OSA until May, 2011. Since August, 2011, Kees and Elizabett Abbring serve as full time missionaries for OSA. A more complete history of OSA appears on the History page. .
- December 6, Community Marriage Ceremony
- December 12, Christmas in the community
- December 18, Closing program
- December 21, Christmas theater
- April 17 – 25, 2015, Spring Mission Trip*
*For information on OSA mission trips, contact us via the form on this page.
Follow the progress of OSA’s missionaries Kees and Elizabett Abbring at their website Heart for Peru