Wallingford and Guarjila celebrate 20-year anniversary

In February, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the relationship between Wallingford United Methodist Church and the community of Guarjila. During our delegation, we joined in festivities for the community’s patron saint, we worshiped, we learned about the history and resistance of the community, and we saw the important community work being carried out today. Even more importantly, we strengthened the bonds of friendship and solidarity between the two communities.

Thank you to everyone who did their part to make sure this was such a wonderful experience. May this relationship celebrate many more anniversaries in the future!

Celebrando los 20 años del hermanamiento entre la Iglesia Metodista Unida Wallingford y la comunidad de Gurajila. Durante esta delegación, compartimos en la fiesta patronal, aprendimos sobre la historia y la resistencia de la comunidad, y vimos el trabajo comunitario que se hace hoy en día. Aún más importante, profundizamos los lazos de amistad y solidaridad entre las dos comunidades.

Muchas gracias a todxs que pusieron su granito de arena para que esta experiencia fuera tan bonita. Que cumpla muchos años más el hermanamiento!!

Sharing hugs and greetings after mass. / Abrazos y saludos después de la misa.

Gathering with the elders group. / Encuentro con el grupo de adultos mayores.

Speaking to the community on the local Radio Sumpul. / Saludando a la comunidad en la Radio Sumpul.

Enjoying the local playground. / Disfrutando los juegos en el parque.

Celebrating the 20th “birthday” of the relationship. / Celebrando los 20 años del hermanamiento.

Party time! / Pura fiesta.

Daily reflection at the Jon Cortina museum. / Reflexión diaria en la Casa Museo Jon Cortina.

Visiting Divina Providencia and Saint Romero’s house. / Visitando a Divina Providencia y la casa de San Romero.

“Hope is revolutionary” – Father Jon Cortina / “La esperanza es revolucionaria.” – Padre Jon Cortina

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