Peru Background

Lima, Peru, a coastal city, has an average rain fall of 1” per year. Don’t let that fool you — the weather in Lima feels as humid as Galveston Island.

Peru achieved its independence in 1821 and is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. Its main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, and manufacturing of products such as textiles.

Peru is divided by the Andes Mountains into three sharply differentiated zones. To the west is the coastline, much of it arid, extending 50 to 100 miles inland. In the center are the Andes mountains with peaks over 20,000 feet. Beyond the mountains to the east is the heavily forested slope leading to the Amazonian plains. A trip to Cusco allows you to visit the beautiful Andes Mountains and the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Lutheran Churches in Peru

  • Alemana, San Isidro, in Lima
  • Belén, Breña, in Trujillo
  • Congregaciones de Chocofan, in Trujillo
  • Congregaciones de Cristo Vive, in Trujillo
  • Congregaciones de Magdalena de Cao, in Trujillo
  • Congregaciones de San Andrés, in Lima
  • Cristo Rey, Surco (ILEP Oficina), in Lima
  • Cristo Salvador, San Juan de Miraflores, in Lima
  • Emanuel, Collique, in Lima
  • Emaus, in Lima
  • Fiel es Dios, in Iquitos
  • Filadelfia, in Lima
  • Galilea, in Huacho
  • Huancayo, Huancayo
  • San Juan Camino de Esperanza, in Lima
  • Talitha Kum, in Cuzco
  • Vida Nueva, in Lima

Unaffiliated with ILP

  • Luz Divina, Marqués, in Lima
  • Cristo Rey, Surco (ILEP Oficina), in Lima

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