In February, Sister Parish members in Guatemala met in Tierra Nueva I and II for the bi-annual representatives meeting. See all photos from the meeting.
During the weekend, representatives learned about the dream of a new land that the founders of Tierra Nueva I and II had and also about how they have faced recent challenges like violence and a 2015 landslide that destroyed many homes.
We also had the chance to worship together, stay with families, and talk about ways to improve our sistering relationships. Conversations focused on how to improve communication with U.S. churches, as well as communication between the different Guatemala communities who are geographically spread out all over Guatemala.
The representatives meetings are a central aspect of Sister Parish, providing learning and travel opportunities for southern members and ensuring that southern members play an active role in the Sister Parish organization as a whole.