Collection 469 Oral History Interview with Javier Gonzalo Velasquez
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Javier Gonzalo Velasquez, in which he describes his family background; childhood in Peru; conversion to Christianity; the work of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Lima; his education at Rio Grande Bible Institute and Columbia Bible College; his work as a South America Mission (SAM) missionary in Bolivia and Peru; the BGEA's 1990 Mission World campaign in Paraguay. Other topics discussed include: the history and development of the CMA in Peru; comparison of worship practices between Peru and the United States; development of SAM in South America; difference between highland and lowland cultures in Bolivia; church-planting in Paraguay; cooperation between North and South Americans in Mission World. The time period covered by the interviews is 1959-1992.
Javier Velasquez was interviewed by Robert Shuster on January 20, 1993 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1992
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Full Name: Javier Gonzalo Velasquez
Birth Date: November 9, 1959
Parents: Names unknown
Siblings: 3 brothers and a sister
Marital Status: Married Alicia Jaramill in 1984
Children: Two daughters and a son
Conversion: At the age of 15 during an evangelistic rally at a Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Lima, Peru
1977 Graduated Colegio Chapagnat, Peru
1980 Graduated Alliance Bible Institute, Peru
1981-1984 Attended Rio Grande Bible Institute, United States
1986 Graduated Columbia Bible College, United States
1994 Graduated with a Master's degree from the graduate school of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL USA
1986 Appointed, with his wife, a missionary of South America Mission (SAM)
1986-88 In the US raising support to go back to Latin America as a missionary
1988-90 Missionary with SAM in Bolivia assisting at a church in Santa Cruz
1991- Began SAM's work in Ascension. Paraguay, laying groundwork for the founding of a church
1991 Assisting the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) in training counselors and making arrangements in Paraguay for the Mission World television crusade
Other significant information:
Deeply influenced by the conversion and witness of his brother Fernando. In 1980, Fernando, who was a South America Mission worker in Bolivia, suffered a serious motorcycle accident and was sent to the United States for medical care. Javier went to stay with him while he was recuperating. While in the United states, Javier enrolled in the Rio Grande Bible Institute.
2 Audio Tapes
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Javier Velasquez in January 1993.
December 7, 1999
- Asuncion (Paraguay)
- Christian and Missionary Alliance.
- Christianity and culture -- South America.
- Christianity and culture.
- Columbia Bible College (Columbia, S.C.)
- Durston, Fred.
- Evangelicalism -- Bolivia
- Evangelicalism -- Paraguay.
- Evangelicalism -- Peru.
- Evangelicalism -- United States.
- Evangelistic work -- Bolivia.
- Evangelistic work -- Paraguay.
- Evangelistic work -- Peru.
- Evangelistic work -- United States.
- Evangelistic work.
- Lima (Peru)
- Missions -- Bolivia.
- Missions -- Paraguay.
- Prayer breakfasts.
- Rio Grande Bible Institute.
- Smith, Alfredo C.
- Velasquez, Javier.
- Collection 469 Oral History Interview with Javier Gonzalo Velasquez
- Bob Shuster
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