We are the Park family. We are missionaries to Santiago, Chile and have two children, Tomas and Kelcy. Tomas is 4 years old and Kelcy is 2 years old. Click the videos below to see more about who we are and what we do, or scroll down to read more.
Naldy is a Chilean-born church planter’s daughter. She has worked for most of her teenage and adult life in camp ministries in Chile and in the church which her family started in 2005. She is an accomplished singer and has traveled the countries of Chile and the USA singing and has recorded various Christian cd’s and been the female voice en various musicals in spanish. God has been using her since the beginnings of their church to lead her friends to Christ and to disciple them. Their church started around Naldy and her two brothers along with their friends who began accepting Christ. Today the church has about 120 members and meets in the front yard under a tent in the original house they started in 11 years ago. (Picture to the right)
Jared was born into a church planter’s family. His father and grandfather started High Point Baptist Chapel in Geigertown, Pa. His father started High Point Camp and Jared was raised in this Camp/Church atmosphere. He has worked in almost every aspect of both ministries. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from Clark’s Summit University and with a Masters of Divinity Degree from Calvary Baptist Theological seminary in 2006. After graduating seminary he immediately went to the mission field of Chile to teach Bible in an MK school and to investigate the opportunity of a future camp & church planting ministry. He met Naldy and her family in 2009 and they were married in 2011. They made it to field as full-time missionaries in June of 2015 with the goal of establishing a spring-board for Chilean churches to plant more churches connecting them to evangelism and discipleship and training their leaders so that they plant more churches.
We believe God has called us to Chile to help start a church planting movement not only in Chile, but in South America and around the world. We are convinced that our national brothers can plant churches in their own country much better than we can. We are launching a Camp & Church Planting Center near Santiago and the surrounding cities that will connect churches to the new believers who accept Christ at the camp. A camp ministry by its very nature provides all the ingredients necessary to support and help maintain a church planting movement. We, as a camp, will come along side of churches in order to evangelize the lost, train up church leaders, and connect churches to church planting. In short, we will be facilitating Chilean churches so that they are planting more churches.
Chile itself was a highly Catholic country, but is transitioning to be a post-modern powerhouse in South America. According to statistics Chile is 67% Catholic, 16% Evangelical, and 12 % Atheist. It is the most stable economically and politically of all South American countries. Santiago and the surrounding cities hold over 55% of the entire population of Chile. All these factors make it the prime place to start a project like this, a camp and church planting ministry in a major hub of South America.