Is moving to Lima dangerous?

My dad wants to move to Lima so he can live out his fantasy of being a missionary preaching the gospel to poor people. I told him that shit sounds moronic and dangerous, but he seems deadset on it. Can anyone familiar with the place let me know if he'll be in any actual danger or if I'm just worried about nothing?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, and La Molina are very nice districts of Lima. Avoid Lima Norte (Comas, Los Olivos, La Victoria).

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If your Dad wants to preach to poorer people and be in a safe area, than rural towns in the Andes are a good bet.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >he can live out his fantasy of being a missionary preaching the gospel to poor people
    1. He'll have to compete with the Brazilian evangelical mafia.
    2. Peruvians are staunch catholics in general, so he'd be cannibalizing some of the market of salvation going there.
    3. Lima is a big city and there are lots of churches there. If he wants to convert what remains of the people with traditional beliefs, he'll have to go to the mountains or the jungle. good luck there: the locals hate whites with a passion. It can be dangerous for him to go to the interior of the country, especially now.
    4. Lima is a fine place to live, actually. The rich neighborhoods are safe and have normal infrastructure and services. Literally all of rich peruvians live there.

    What I'd suggest for him, if he hasn't already, is to go there first for a few months to scope the place out, maybe talk to other few missionaries and so on. I assume that would be enough to discourage him

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, definitely one should stick with the safe districts at first. It's important to get a feel for the place.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Now is a bad time anon

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >My dad wants to move to Lima so he can live out his fantasy of being a missionary
    I can't think of anything more self indulgent than thinking you have all the answers that people you don't know need. Unironically I hope you father is murdered.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine moving to South America and thinking people aren't aware of Christianity.

      I'd be less concerned about the danger and more about the fact your dad is absolutely moronic.

      As a Christian, 100% this.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine moving to South America and thinking people aren't aware of Christianity.

    I'd be less concerned about the danger and more about the fact your dad is absolutely moronic.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Imagine moving to South America and thinking people aren't aware of Christianity
      These people just have in their minds that people are poor stupid savages and they're very smart and know better than them

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >peru
        >very smart

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm concerned about the danger because he's moronic.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Then he's perfect fresh meat for criminals. There's nothing more ignorant than an American abroad. BUT that's what it takes for lards to understand that the world is not like the suburb they live in. I cut my teeth in Eastern Europe. It took me having some fun times to mentally sharpen up. I can already tell that aloof middle aged Men like your dad will get into some serious trouble

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Imagine moving to South America and thinking people aren't aware of Christianity
      These people just have in their minds that people are poor stupid savages and they're very smart and know better than them

      [...]
      As a Christian, 100% this.

      >being a missionary preaching the gospel to poor people

      What religion or denomination is your dad? Is he aware that Peru is a mostly catholic country?

      Evangelical, American-style Christianity is actually exploding right now in Latin America. Especially among the poor who have become dissatisfied with the obvious corruption of the catholic church and who tend to be receptive towards a religious tradition that comes froma more well to do country... maybe they know something we don't.

      So things are "ripe for the picking" so to speak. It's a very good time if your business is convincing poor people to give money to your church instead of a different one and latin america is a very good place for this.

      There are a lot of security issues but they're not related to religion specifically. Peru has a problem with kidnapping for ransom and an American missionary is a very visible target as that person obviously has connections to people in the US that could send money.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Evangelical, American-style Christianity is actually exploding right now in Latin America. Especially among the poor who have become dissatisfied with the obvious corruption of the catholic church and who tend to be receptive towards a religious tradition that comes froma more well to do country... maybe they know something we don't.
        This dude has never been to latin America

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        All missionaries go to hell

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        But why. What's the point. They're already baptized. They hear the gospels. Why not do something that matters.

        All missionaries go to hell

        Pretty sure the bible says the opposite.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >being a missionary preaching the gospel to poor people

    What religion or denomination is your dad? Is he aware that Peru is a mostly catholic country?

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