This means they are PC(USA) staff; Jed serves as the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Joining Hands in Peru facilitator, and Jenny is the site coordinator for the Young Adult Volunteer program in Peru.
For six years this church has been in personal relationship with Jed and Jenny. They have welcomed multiple Peru Crews to Lima and companioned Broadstreeters of all ages up the steep Andes mountains. Through their words and relationships and by faith, they challenge us to live as global citizens. Each year Jenny and Jed travel stateside. When Jenny decided to join BSPC and make this congregation her church home, we joyfully received her!
In December, 2014, Jed and Jenny wrote a letter about climate change. It begins:
Every morning before the sun rises Gregorio gets out of bed and goes to his stable to collect 50 pounds of fresh cow manure. After gathering the manure he mixes it with 120 liters of water and pours the ripe concoction into his newly constructed bio-digester buried in his backyard. The bio-digester (a simple technology that is reminiscent of a giant inner tube) allows for the mixture to be converted into methane gas that then flows through plastic tubing and connects to a one-burner stove in his kitchen (as opposed to escaping into the air). Shortly after the sun rises Gregorio´s wife, Irma, lights the stove and cooks breakfast over a blue flame. “It may be a small thing,” says Gregorio, “but it is part of our contribution to stopping global warming.”
The letter continues, connecting the urgency of addressing global warming and climate change in Peru with our own stories here in the United States. For the full text of their letter, click here.
This Sunday, come, open yourself to what Jed and Jenny have to say. They are prophets in our midst.