We celebrate with our companions in the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG), who have been accepted into the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). The ILAG joins 147 other member churches throughout 99 countries as part of the LWF. Gloria Dei has had a partnership with ILAG for more than a decade. With our Lutheran companions at the ILAG and our Catholic ones in San Lucas Tolimán, we uphold the values of mutuality, inclusivity, vulnerability, empowerment, and sustainability. Once a year, a delegation from Gloria Dei travels to Guatemala to visit our companions. Learn more about Gloria Dei’s global partnerships.
The Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala is made up of 3000 members in 17 congregations, located in El Quiché, Cobán, Alta Verapáz, Petén and Guatemala City. The church includes eight ordained pastors, two catechists, an evangelist, a preacher, a minister for Eucharist, as well as 16 health promoters and various volunteers. Since 2005, the Saint Paul Area Synod has been walking alongside the ILAG. Learn more about this partnership here.