One of RTA’s newest additions, Jon Bock, has just returned from a mission trip to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Jon traveled with a group of 33 individuals from the United States to a small village on the Ucayali River to accomplish, alongside many local Peruvians, three tasks: build a church, install water filtration systems, and equip the village with medical supplies. The village, called Sharara, is located 50 miles south of Pucallpa, Peru and is inhabited by the Cocama people in an area populated heavily by the Shipibo Tribe. The group, organized by Lifetree Adventures, was composed of 26 youth and adults from a local church in Colorado Springs and multiple individuals from Colorado, Florida, and Texas. The mission was a great success, and Jon maintains that everyone involved gained perspective and relationships that will not soon be lost.