Death of the Pastor/President (Bishop) of the Lutheran Church of Peru
We, as part of our Gulf Coast Synod – ELCA, have a ministry partnership with churches around the world. We have a special partnership with the Lutheran churches in Peru and the Central African Republic. We received the sad news today that Adita Torres Lescano, the Pastor/President (same role as presiding or national bishop in the ELCA) of the Lutheran Church of Peru, Iglesia Luterana del Peru, died today. It appears that she died due to COVID19 illness.
Here is the notice of her death in translation:
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
The Pastoral Conference of the Lutheran Church of Peru – ILP and the Secretary of the ILP, with much regret and deep pain, must inform you that our beloved Pastor Adita Torres Lescano has passed into the arms of our Lord God.
We share this unfortunate news today, August 10, with all the sisters and brothers of the national and international congregations and other institutions that accompany us.
Our Lutheran Church of Peru is in deep mourning, dismayed by her death. We ask our community to pray for their families and other members who today mourn her passing.
“Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful…
Return, O my soul, to your rest,
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.”
The ILP Pastoral Conference
ILP Board of Directors Secretary
Here is the original letter:
Please pray for her family and friends, as well as for the people of our partner congregations in Peru. We will remember her in prayer at worship in the coming weeks.