Germany is called “the land of clubs”. Philatelists, sports fanatics, rabbit breeders and nature lovers enjoy organizing themselves with like-minded people. A few pleasurable hours are spent together at the club house and, from time to time, individuals might pick up one little job or another.
Often enough club life is great. However, there are also times when the gossip factory works overtime. Small groups are formed and nasty rumors, driven by envy and ambitions for power, may turn a club member into a hostile competitor.
Like other associations, Diospi Suyana is a registered entity. Its members travel once a year to a central location in Germany, coming from areas such as northern Germany, Berlin, Rhein-Main, Saxony and Baden-Württemberg.
Yesterday in Langgöns (Hesse), fifteen active members listened for five hours to current reports from Peru. They adopted the budget and discussed various mission matters in a friendly atmosphere.
The common denominator among those members is remarkable. All participants of the annual business meeting shared their conviction that the Christian faith must not be reduced to an ivory tower existence or bigotry. That is why all of them, time after time, have been investing their money and time, energy as well as their heart and soul into Diospi Suayana.
Those participants are not investing themselves because they might suffer from a helper syndrome or due to a naïve desire to save the world. Their commitment to the goals of Diospi Suyana is founded on their love for Jesus Christ who, 2000 years ago, said: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”