Nelton and Bethany Noriega serve in Iquitos, Peru. Their heart is to reach Iquitos through children and their families. They have started Hidden Creeks Bible Camp and Genesis Church. Together with their church, they are literally changing Iquitos one day at a time as they introduce others to God. We are honored and excited to be a part of what God is doing in the Amazon!
Lucas has served full time on staff at Genesis Church for 3 years as a worship leader and production director for communications. He is involved in various ministries such as leader of a small group, teacher at Genesis' discipleship program, and on the international relations team. In addition to his work at the church, Lucas has opened his home to young men, many have been addicts at one time or have experienced abandonment by their parents. His heart is to show them the father heart of God and in that discipling them to become the person God created them to be. If you would like to give to Lucas, you can give through the link below!
Riley grew up going to Zion. In the fall of 2018, she followed the leading of the Lord to Iquitos, Peru. She is involved in a variety of ministries from women’s ministry to Encounters, video editing to sound/production, helping with teams to international accounting. During COVID, a time of quarantine for many, is when the Lord opened many doors and expanded ministry for Riley.
As a licensed registered nurse, Riley is called to the hurt, sick, broken and bleeding. To provide a pathway of healing both physically and spiritually. Within Genesis Church, she is in charge of a nursing ministry as well as Director of International Relations. The nursing ministry is new and Riley has been excited to see where the Lord is taking it. Most recently a nursing office/“clinic” has been opened. In a city with a broken medical system, this new ministry will serve as a doorway for people to experience the love and compassion of Jesus as well as a way for us as a Church to take care of our own. It will also serve as an empowerment opportunity for young girls who are wanting to pursue a pathway in the medical world. Despite the lack of education they receive, it will teach them, show them and empower them to show true Jesus-like compassion to the sick and broken. It also allows for opportunities to provide educational classes but also to help pull people: the lost, hurt, sick or broken back into the church and into the arms of Jesus.