Project: Peru Mission

Project ID: PE0001-65611

LCMS involvement in Peru began with flood relief in 1997. Ten years later, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake reinvigorated the LCMS’s disaster response efforts and opened the door to something more.

La Misión Luterana del Perú became the precursor to a Peruvian-led national church body in 2010 and received NGO status in 2016. It functions as the epicenter for evangelistic outreach activities and presently supports two church plants. The congregation in the northern suburb of Los Olivos is outgrowing its cozy worship space and boasts significant numbers of youth and Venezuelan immigrants. A second congregation grew out of Castillo Fuerte, a mercy house at the heart of Lima’s poverty-stricken La Victoria garment district. Here, children help connect their parents to the body of Christ.

A multicultural ministry team and a dedicated Peruvian staff are accountable to a partnership circle of US congregations and LCMS districts; hand-in-hand, they labor together to Spread the Gospel, Plant Lutheran Churches, and Show Mercy to the 10 million souls in Lima and beyond.

Peru Mission

Checks should be made out to: LCMS

Memo line: PE0001-65611

Mail to:
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

Contact: erin.mackenzie@lcms.org

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Jana Inglehart

Jana Inglehart serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as the Regional Communication Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.