Sister Parish, Inc.

“Like a ring on a finger”

During mass, the two delegates shared their reflections about the 25-year relationship between St Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2.  “St Joan of Arc never said, ‘They are poor, we will just do what we want’. Instead, you taught us that we can make our own decisions and that we have the right to do so as human beings.”

St Francis visits LM2

St Francis of Assisi visited Las Margaritas 2 in Guatemala this July. Delegates had the chance to kayak, tour a coffee farm, and visit Sotz’il Jay Cultural Center on Lake Atitlan, before traveling to visit their partner community, where they shared spirituality, homestays, and cultural activities.

North Dakota visits TN1

In July, five people from numerous churches in the Fargo-Moorhead area visited Tierra Nueva 1 in Guatemala. One of the delegates reflected, “Please remember that while we may call this a “mission trip,” our primary mission was that of greeting and living among our sisters and brothers in Christ.”


“In the middle of July, a delegation of eight people from Downers Grove FUMC went to Guatemala to build relationships with the women of UPAVIM, and learn about Guatemala’s history and culture….these visits and the time spent in prayer with, and for, each other are all about building solidarity.”

2019 Solidarity Shout Out

Thanks to our generous donors and our fundraising team, our special fundraiser was a success!  If you haven’t had the chance to contribute yet, you can still donate here to help us reach our $20,000 goal.  These funds will allow us to provide travel scholarships and strengthen our capacity.

New to Sister Parish?

Welcome!  We are looking for U.S. churches interested in forming a long-term partnership with Central America.  We also organize delegations for the public and coordinate trips for U.S. churches and universities interested in learning more. Sign up for our e-news or contact us for more information.