For months our Lutheran mission congregation in Los Olivos, Peru was unable to meet for in-person worship, due to the lockdowns. On November 15th, they were finally able to gather together for the long-awaited dedication of this beautiful new worship facility and to celebrate the Sacrament of the Altar.
Although the Covid-19 situation is seeing little improvement in Peru, the Church continues to be a beacon of hope in the community, reaching out with the Gospel, and sharing His mercy with those in need.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay called Rev. Waterson Junior Siewert Lang to serve as an alliance missionary to Peru in 2019. A native Paraguayan, and the first foreign missionary for the Paraguayan church body, he brings multicultural experience and invaluable church planting skills to the young ministry team serving in Peru. His parents were Brazilian-born and spoke Portuguese in the home. He learned Spanish in school, and he polished his English earning an M.A. at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. This fluency in three languages lends itself to cross-cultural relationship building across all North and South America.