Tawa & Laura Saune
Tawa and Laura Saune work through United World Mission with Runa Simi, a small indigenous organization based out of Lima, Peru. They work mostly with the Quechua people of the Andes Mountains.
Tawa was born and raised in Peru seeing his people’s immense suffering and their need for the Savior. Tawa’s father, Romulo Saune, was one of the first Quechua believers. He translated the Bible into Quechua and spread the Gospel among the millions of Quechua. He was martyred for his work along with many other pastors including Tawa’s uncle and grandfather. Tawa graduated from Columbia International University in 2014 with a Bible, Business, and International Community Development degree.
Laura also grew up in Peru as the daughter of Wycliffe missionaries. She grew up seeing the needs of the Peruvian people and felt her heart drawn to missions. She graduated from Columbia International University in 2011 with a degree in Bible and International Community Development.
Tawa and Laura work with Runa Simi in roles of discipleship, pastoral training, evangelism and literacy training. Tawa also work in public relations for the organization, constantly making connections between organizations, churches and people in the U.S. and the national Peruvians. Laura is currently working on her Masters of Professional Counseling through Liberty University while living in Peru.