As Lutherans, we believe that when we serve our fellow human beings, we are doing God’s work – spreading God’s love and compassion. Through our companion synod relationships with the Central African Republic and Peru, we continue to nurture and strengthen one another for life and mission within the body of Christ.
The Lutheran Church is growing faster in Africa than anywhere else! Yet our companions live in one of the poorest countries in the world. We can offer them support. This is good for both of us – a true definition of accompaniment.
Lutheran Church of Peru, Iglesia Luterana del Perú (IL-P), a member of the Lutheran World Federation, is comprised of over a dozen congregations and several mission starts or faith communities, as they are called in Peru.
IL-P does not shy away from announcing God’s word and denouncing injustice when and where needed. IL-P is known for reminding the centers of power that they need to be held responsible for serving the people from whom their power is derived. As a national church body present in the lives of people relegated to society’s margins, IL-P responds prophetically to the many injustices that impact impoverished, mostly forgotten Peruvians.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.
~ Isaiah 61:11