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Category Archives: Delegations
The Catholic Community of St Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, North Carolina visited their sister community, Las Margaritas 2 in Guatemala, in July of 2019.
Originally published in DGFUMC’s The Tower Bell newsletter. In the middle of July, a delegation of eight people from Downers Grove First United Methodist Church went to Guatemala to build relationships with the women of UPAVIM (Unidas Para Vivir Mejor/United … Continue reading
Five people from numerous churches in the Fargo-Moorhead area visited Guatemala July 21-29, 2019 for a delegation with Sister Parish. One delegate shares his reflections about the exchange. By Charlie Jordan After two months of rest and thought, I very … Continue reading
The following was shared during mass at St Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis, MN on the last day of the South to North delegation visiting from Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala. Read the St Joan of Arc blog for a … Continue reading
Español Pre-mass speech at St Joan of Arc Catholic Community by Sarah Gant (delegate in 2018) My name is Sarah Gant, and I’ve been attending SJA for the past five years. I was drawn to this parish because of its … Continue reading
Español by Carlos Quintanilla Morales Guarjila, Chalatenango, El Salvador I want in a very special way to give infinite gratitude to Sister Parish churches in the United States for the unconditional support that they have given to the communities in … Continue reading
by Nancy Wiens from St Joan of Arc Catholic Community, after visiting Tierra Nueva II in Guatemala The most amazing thing happened a few days after returning home. I was sitting at the kitchen table and the radio started playing … Continue reading
Originally published in the St Thomas Lutheran Church monthly newsletter after a 2018 delegation to visit partner community Chichipate in Guatemala. Members hope to raise the profile of the relationship by including a piece each month. In the July newsletter, … Continue reading
Español In August 2018, nine members of St Joan of Arc Catholic Community visited Tierra Nueva Dos in Guatemala. Daniluz Schueller gave the following thank you speech during the goodbye at mass. Readings referenced below. Hello, good morning. My name … Continue reading
Pictures below In July, a delegation of St. Francis parishioners traveled to the far ends of Guatemala to make a visit to Las Margaritas II, a rural village of about 100 indigenous Mayan families. 25 years ago, Fr. David McBriar … Continue reading