The Gulf Coast Synod is honored to accompany our friends and colleagues of the Lutheran Church of Peru. We share with one another through prayer, conversation, visits, and financial support when needed. Here are some of the Peru congregations and their partner congregations here in the Gulf Coast Synod:
Lutheran Church of Peru, Iglesia Luterana del Perú (IL-P) Partnerships
|Belén||Lima (Breña)||Irene Poncé||Spirit of Joy, The Woodlands|
|Congregación Chocofán||Trujillo||Jorge Aguilar Pereda (lay leader)||Christ the King, Houston|
|Congregación Cristo Vive||Trujillo||Jorge Aguilar Pereda (lay leader)||Christ the King, Houston|
|Congregación Magdalena de Cao||Trujillo||Jorge Aguilar Pereda (lay leader)||Christ the King, Houston|
|Congregación San Andrés||Trujillo||Jorge Aguilar Pereda (lay leader)||Christ the King, Houston|
|Cristo el Rey||Piura||Candidate Cesar Castillo|
|Cristo Salvador||Lima (San Juan de Miraflores)||Jorge Mateo||Celebration, Cypress|
|El Buen Pastor||Lima (San Martín de Porres)||Pedro Bullón||Living Word,Katy|
|Emanuél||Lima (Collique)||Pedro Bullón||St. Paul, LaGrange|
|Emaús||Lima (Carabayllo)||Andrés Palencia||Kinsmen, Houston|
|Fiel es Dios||Iquitos||Yoli Zavaleta||Holy Comforter, Kingwood|
|Filadelfia||Lima (Lurín)||Ofelia Davila||Lord of Life, The Woodlands|
|San Juan Camino de Esperanza||Lima (San Juan de Lurigancho)||Ana María Jara||Grace, Conroe|
|Talitha Kum||Cuzco||3-month rotation of pastors||Kinsmen,Houston|
|Vida Nueva||Lima (San Juan de Miraflores)||Jorge Mateo||Faith, Bellaire|
Being a Partner Congregation
All partner congregations are asked to send a representative to the Peru Table that meets a few times a year. (Anyone is welcome to join this table of passionate people.) For more information, please contact the synod office.
We agree that we will share in being a partner congregation relationship with mutual respect by:
- Praying for our partner congregation in worship once a month (or more)
- Monthly contacts to listen to one another, throug email, What’s App, Zoom, or however the two congregations agree.
- An annual visit to Peru by a couple of people in the congregation.
- If there is a need for financial support and the congregation has the resources, this may be an aspect of the relationship by mutual consent, but the prayer and visits are the highest priority.
Please contact the synod office if you are interested in becoming a Partner Congregation in Peru.
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