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Category Archives: Delegations
by Maria Van Der Maaten On Wednesday morning we met with Nicole Kast (head of programming) and Paul Townsend (country director) of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the Guatemala office. Nicole shared about the structure of CRS and the work … Continue reading
by Nancy Wiens Today we toured both Guarjila and San Antonio Los Ranchos. We learned about the challenging history of these communities, which were completely destroyed in the 80’s during the armed conflict — and saw the results of their … Continue reading
by Bob Burrell It was an early wake up for the Sister Parish delegates from the North and South. This morning we traveled through the valleys and hills of northern El Salvador in the Chalatenango region to San Jose la … Continue reading
The second day of our Open Delegation experience gave us the opportunity to connect with those arriving from Sister Parish communities in Guatemala and other areas of El Salvador. We gathered in the gorgeous Botanical Gardens for a walk, lunch … Continue reading
by Cathy Burrell Our group met together for the first time at breakfast. After introductions and a brief orientation, we set off for the day. Our first stop was to Divina Providencia in San Salvador. This is the site where … Continue reading
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
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
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