La Iglesia Luterana de Peru, IL-P [The Lutheran Church of Peru], 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 communities are mostly found in and around Lima, Peru’s political and economic capital, though IL-P has grown near Trujillo, along Peru’s Northern coast, Iquitos in the Amazon Basin, and Huancayo, and Cusco in the Central Andes.

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.

As it is, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you.”

~ 1 Corinthians 12:20-22a