Lima, Peru was planted in April 2016 by Matt and Edith Anderson. The church is doing well and getting more connected in their neighborhood.
There are nearly 10 million people in Lima, approximately one-third of the entire Peruvian population. With those proportions it is no wonder that Lima is the political, social, cultural, and economic heartbeat of the country.
Over 80% of the Peruvian population identifies as Catholic, and approximately 11% identify as evangelical. Nominalism is very common in Peru in all faiths, unfortunately, joined together with the common misconception being that a person can earn their salvation. But although the typical citizens of Lima may consider themselves “religious,” they also recognize that the morality of the city is severely contaminated, signaling crime and widespread institutional corruption as significant problems.
Matt and Edith Anderson were commissioned by New Life in November 2014 to plant a new church in the city of Lima. Over the past year, they have developed a core team and selected a site for their first congregation, Las Torres de Limatambo, in the district of San Borja.
The core team already has strong ties with New Life Chicago, as Matt and Edith are also joined by Kenzi and Heather Suzuki (Heather is a former member of New Life Lawndale) and Charlotte Mirza (New Life Portage Park).
New Life Lima needs prayer warriors, sacrificial givers, and courageous goers. Please be praying for the Lord’s guidance, provision, and favor, as New Life Lima pushes forward toward its launch date.
Please seriously consider a financial gift to New Life Lima: there is the opportunity to give to launch costs, and the Andersons are also in serious need of additional regular supporters, in order to allow Pastor Matt to devote more time to ministry.
Do not ignore the possibility that the Lord may be calling you to move to Lima for 1-2 years to be a part of God’s movement upon the city of Lima. 1 couple and 2 single individuals have already responded to that call.