Ayaviri Mission Trip

OCTOBER 7 - 14, 2011


Terms and Conditions


Registration & Liability Form

Sponsored by
Christian Life Movement (CLM) & Solidaridad en Marcha


Dear Brothers and Sisters:                 [ GET MISSION FLYER ]


We are honored to accept an invitation from Bishop Kay Schmalhausen, SCV,of Ayaviri, Peru to organize a medical campaign for the care of the poor in their community, in the Highlands of the Peruvian Andes. Sponsored by the Christian Life Movement USA, we are praying for God’s grace for a successful and blessed mission. Last year we were able to provide care for over 1700 people during the mission and we anticipate again, seeing between 1700 and 2000 people this year. We are in the final planning stages of this trip.


Trip Itinerary: October 7 - 14, 2011


·         Oct. 7: United States Departures

·         Oct. 8: Arrive to Cusco, Peru. Rest and a acclimatization.

·         Oct. 9: Optional Tour: Machu Picchu 6 a.m. -10:00 p.m.
Optional Cusco Area tour for those not going to Machu Picchu.

·         Oct. 10: Late morning Bus departure from Cusco to Ayaviri
Ayaviri: Clinic set up, dinner

·         Oct. 11: Medical Campaign

·         Oct. 12: Medical Campaign

·         Oct. 13: Medical Campaign

·         Oct. 14: Medical Campaign (morning only);
Depart for U.S. late night

·         Oct.  15: Arrive in U.S.


Trip costs per person: (Final costs are approximate as airfare has not been released yet.) Estimate Costs: $2100*


*In addition, we ask each volunteer to try to individually raise $300 in donations in your community to help financially support the mission.


We are now putting together our roster of medical and non-medical volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for this trip please fill out the registration and liability form and mail it with your $500 deposit check to our U.S. administrative coordinator, Kelly Veitch:

Ayaviri Medical Mission

c/o Kelly Veitch (Administrator)

6637 S. Yukon Way

Littleton, Colorado 80123

Make check to the order of CLMUSA, Memo: AYAVIRI MISSION

AYAVIRI, Puno, Peru: Located in the Highlands of Peru at 13,200 ft above sea level. Learn more about Ayaviri at:


http://www.redperuana.com/elpais/ayaviri (in Spanish)


There are a number of important ways that your contributions will be put to excellent use - from volunteering as a mission trip member, to donating a bottle of vitamins, sponsoring a "value pack" of prescription medications and equipment, or sponsoring the trip costs of volunteer or a Peruvian physician. Here are a few suggestions:


• Prescription Medications (obtained State-Side): We are able to obtain “value packs” of medications and medical supplies from special charity organizations, worth $20,000, while only paying $500 for administrative costs. We are in need of 10 value packs.


• Over-the-counter medications and prescription medications: We need contributions to provide vitamins, over the counter and prescription medications to patients. It is much cheaper for us to purchase large quantities in Peru versus purchase them here and ship them, although there are some medications we will need to purchase here in addition to the value packs.


• Sunglasses: One of the best things we can do for the eyes of people who live and work at 14-15,000 feet is to provide sunglasses. We would like to take 2000 pair to distribute. Last year we distributed over 1400 pairs of sunglasses and readers. 13 year old Bryce Lindsay, a future Eagle scout and teen volunteer for last year's mission started a program called "Shades of Love". His project made a huge impact on the people of Ayaviri.


• Medical Support: $500 will cover the local travel cost of one of the five Peruvian physicians who have offered to give up wages from work and fly to Ayaviri to work with our team. They will serve as local contacts and for patient follow up. This $500 will fly a physician from the cities of Lima or Arequipa to Ayaviri, and pay for their lodging and food during the campaign.


• Procedures costs: There will be surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, generously donating their time and expertise, but we need funds to cover the cost of facilities and associated surgical costs, such as hospital operating rooms, anesthesia, x-rays, and laboratory costs.


• Initial Reservation Costs: We need “seed money” funds to cover the costs of reserving buses, hotels, and other associated needs for the mission team.


This mission will not be possible without prayers and financial support. It is with a humble heart that we ask for your contribution to this important campaign. Please prayerfully consider making a tax deductible, financial donation to help the poor of Ayaviri in Peru.


Thank you very much in advance for your generosity. You are in our prayers.


Sincerely, in Christ,


Dede and Ken Chism

Mission Coordinators



Past Missions: [ 2011 ] [ 2012 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ] [ 2015 ] [ 2016 ]  [ 2017 ]




Ken Chism in las Mission Trip to Peru
Dede Chism in last Mission Trip to Peru




Dede and Ken Chism (Coordinators)

Kelly Veitch (Administrator)

Luis Raez, MD (Medical Director)




(tax deductible)

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Kelly Veitch (c/o CLM)
6637 S Yukon Way,
Littleton, CO 80123

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Christian Life Movement

Memo: "Ayaviri Medical Mission"



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