Disaster Relief Fund - Peru (Operación San Andrés)

May 4, 2021

The Free Church of Scotland has made a £5,000 donation from its Disaster Relief Fund to Operación San Andrés (OSA) in Peru. The mission of OSA is to alleviate the effects of poverty in the country by transforming families through the love of Christ. 

Mission Board Chairman Rev. Bob Akroyd said, "COVID has affected almost every nation but some have been harder hit than others. Peru has the unenviable distinction of leading the world in percentage extra deaths due to the COVID pandemic. Deaths are running at 115% above normal. In addition, many communities which were already hard-pressed, are in a desperate plight to meet their most basic needs." 

"Their ministry efforts are focused on the residents of Collique, an underserved community located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. David MacPherson, formerly minister of Bon Accord Free Church in Aberdeen, is overseeing a massive project to support 30 soup kitchens throughout Collique to feed more than 2,500 people. This has been ongoing for more than a year and is needed now more than ever." 

"The Free Church of Scotland, through its Disaster Relief Fund, has sent £5,000 to OSA to aid them in their vital and most necessary work. The Mission Board want to encourage God’s people in Scotland to pray for these vulnerable communities that they would benefit physically from the food provided and that they would be blessed spiritually by this tangible token of Christian love and care." 

For more information on the work of OSA please visit -

You can also donate to the Free Church Disaster Relief Fund here.