We sponsor the ministry of Karen Anderson, an ELCA Missionary in Chile. Karen works with Educación Popular en Salud (EPES). Inspired by a vision of quality and fairness in health care for the poor, EPES was founded in 1982, during Chile’s years of military dictatorship, as a project of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile. Over the past 30 years, EPES has grown from a small emergency-response team to a leader of community mobilization for health services, awareness and empowerment. Today, EPES annually reaches over 145,000 women and their families in poor communities with innovative strategies and tools for collective action.
You can provide real support in spreading the word of God through sponsorship of Karen Anderson for a week at $40. Sign up on the calendar at the Welcome Center. Please make checks payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Here are some other blog posts about Karen’s work in Chile: