Supported by their partner church, People of Hope, members of ACOMUJERZA traveled to Guatemala to visit long-term SP member UPAVIM. The two cooperatives learned from each other in this powerful South to South exchange.
We are eternally grateful to the community of Tierra Nueva II for hosting St Joan of Arc this August. The youngest member of our group expressed it perfectly in her thank you speech, “These memories will be part of us forever because of the love that God has made us capable of feeling and sharing.”
Sister Parish communities are gearing up for the 2018 Solidarity Walk, our annual fundraiser and time to reflect on our sistering relationships. Whether by fundraising, organizing an activity at your church or pledging to support the Walk in Central America, we hope you will join us!
- Donate or join our fundraising team
- Organize an event in your community
- Pledge to support participants from your sister community
To share the delegation experience with the wider congregation, St Thomas Lutheran Church is featuring a Sister Parish connection each month in their newsletter. This month, delegate Caroline Hewitt shares her experiences during the visit to Chichipate in Guatemala.
The 2017 annual report is now available, complete with delegation stories, reflections from board and staff, beautiful photos and the financial report. Thank you to all of the Sister Parish communities, donors and supporters who make our work possible! We could not do this without you.
In July, a delegation of St. Francis parishioners traveled to the far ends of Guatemala to visit Las Margaritas II. As delegate Trevor Thompson wrote, “The opportunity to share life for four days within a family home of a rural indigenous Mayan family was incredible…”