Category Archives: North to South

Open to the living spirit – 2016 as the Year of Encounter

by Tom Pouliot Nancy Wiens, the chair of the board of Sister Parish, brought a meditation to our fall board meeting in 2015.  In the meditation she offered the following quote from Pope Francis: “When God comes, he always calls … Continue reading

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Opening minds, transforming hearts

Originally published in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi bulletin. As part of our “Summer of Mission and Mercy,” five parishioners took time out of their summer last month to journey to Guatemala to bring good tidings to … Continue reading

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People of Hope visits for the first time – An interview with ACOMUJERZA

Español People Hope and ACOMUJERZA are the newest Sister Parish relationship.  We recently talked to two members of ACOMUJERZA about the first visit. My name is Ana Morales and I have been with ACOMUJERZA for 10 years and I have … Continue reading

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North to South

by Bruce Lohmann I chose to write about our experience though a poem. The best poems for me using have parts that are clear and parts I do not easily understand.  Poems make me struggle to get the meaning, or … Continue reading

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Wallingford United Methodist Church visits Guarjila

by Bruce Sherman, for the Wallingford United Methodist Church publication, the Wellwisher When a group travels from Seattle to Guarjila, El Salvador, or comes from Guarjila to Seattle, we call it a delegation. Most of the delegations are from North … Continue reading

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Los grandes amores de muchos colores, me gustan a mí

Excerpts from a delegation blog by Elisabeth Grunert from Christ Episcopal Church, linked with San Andrés Itzapa Episcopal Community in Guatemala.  Writing a daily or periodic blog during a delegation can be a great way to share the experience with … Continue reading

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Finding Our Shared Humanity

A reflection by a former delegate from First Lutheran Church of Duluth, partnered with San Antonio Los Ranchos in El Salvador. During my senior year of high school, I went on my second trip to visit our sister congregation in … Continue reading

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Radical Hospitality

A reflection by a former delegate from First Lutheran Church of Duluth, partnerned with San Antonio Los Ranchos in El Salvador. I did want to write a short message reflecting upon how the delegation trip in 2010 has left an … Continue reading

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Interview with Narcisa Escobar – Reflections on the delegation

En español This is a reflection on the delegation from St. Joan of Arc that visited Tierra Nueva 2 in August 2014. As a member of the committee in Tierra Nueva 2, Narci helped organize many activities and also traveled … Continue reading

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A Bright Future in Chontalá

The following piece was written by members from Incarnation Lutheran Church that visited their sister community Chontalá in Guatemala in 2014.  Originally published in the church newsletter. By Martha Rush & Candace Gruman The images of thousands of Central American … Continue reading

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