Good SHEPHERD lutheran church, gaithersburg, md
In the Fall of 2015 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church learned of an opportunity to accompany and be accompanied by San Pedro Lutheran Church in Puerto Rico. Good Shepherd seized the opportunity and began conversations with San Pedro that would lead to a long-term partnership with the church and with the town of Toa Baja. We’ve decided to call this partnership, “Building Puentes” (Bridges).
The people of Puerto Rico are suffering an economic crisis that is creating more and more depressed communities. Toa Baja is one such community. San Pedro has the vision and mission to restore hope and provide opportunities for children and families to see beyond the present hardship. Good Shepherd feels called to join them in this vision and mission. And so to bridge the gap of spiritual and economic poverty, Good Shepherd and San Pedro have joined to build a sacred space for restoration together.