Common Pot Kitchens of Peru
St. John’s Parish Church had a wonderful visit last week from Padre Jerry and Deacon Edith Acosta from the Anglican Diocese of Peru. They visited with missions groups, Bible studies, and both of our Sunday worship services.
If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:7-8
Edith talked to us about the “Common Pot” kitchens that have been set up by the Anglican Diocese of Peru in locations all over the country, including 10 in Lima. Common Pot is a make-shift kitchen that feeds between 70-100 people every day at each location, at the cost of about $1 per meal. Common Pot is the only meal many will eat daily. It is estimated that nearly 30% of the population of Lima — some 3 million people — are without work and income due to the Covid pandemic impact on the city as well as political uncertainty and governmental economic collapse.
This is just a glimpse into the work God is doing through our partners in Peru. St. John’s Parish Church has been generous in giving, loving, and praying for Peru. Please continue to give to Global Missions for Peruvian support. Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering greatly.