Category Archives: Delegations

A magnificent delegation trip to Guatemala….reflections after 21 years of relationship with people of faith in Central America

by Bill Williams A rocky road to start…. a delayed flight, a missed connection, a flight to Guatemala City that should have been a few hours morphed into 2 days and nights in airports. But after finally arriving, we were … Continue reading

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Danville Congregational Church visits with San Antonio

by Bette Felton It was a wonderful, refreshing trip, starting in Guatemala City.    We visited three amazing programs before we went to Antigua to meet our 8 friends from San Antonio.    We visited the Popol Vuh, a Mayan … Continue reading

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St Francis visits Las Margaritas 2 in Guatemala

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.

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Downers Grove FUMC visits UPAVIM in Guatemala

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

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Reflections on our Journey to Tierra Nueva 1, Guatemala

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

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“Our relationship fits like a ring on a finger”: TN2 visits St Joan of Arc

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

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The call to live lives of action

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

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The true meaning of solidarity

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

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One million friends

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

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Marks on my heart

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

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