Category Archives: El Salvador

Reflection from a rural doctor in El Salvador – Carlos Orellana

by Carlos Orellana Carlos is a doctor in a rural health clinic in Chalatenango, El Salvador.  He is also a community leader and a very involved member of the Sister Parish relationship that his community Potrerillos has with Decorah First … Continue reading

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Life under quarantine in El Salvador

The President of El Salvador declared a nation-wide emergency due to the pandemic.  The population is under mandatory quarantine.  People can leave their homes for basic needs twice a week according to the last numbers of their ID.  Events, church … Continue reading

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Unidos en la oración y la solidaridad – Iglesias Hermanas en los tiempos de coronavirus

English Querida familia de Iglesias Hermanas, La pandemia de coronavirus está afectando a todos. ¿Cómo son los hermanamientos en medio de una pandemia? Aunque los detalles del día a día cambiarán, nuestra misión sigue siendo la misma. Continuaremos compartiendo nuestras … Continue reading

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Distanciamiento físico y la solidaridad – Iglesias Hermanas en los tiempos de coronavirus

English Querida familia de Iglesias Hermanas, En nombre de la Junta Directiva del Norte, quiero compartir con ustedes que, en medio de la pandemia, nosotros, como organización, estamos comprometidos a practicar el distanciamiento físico y la solidaridad social. Si bien … Continue reading

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Uniting in prayer and solidarity – Sister Parish and COVID-19

Español Dear Sister Parish friends and family, We know the coronavirus outbreak is causing disruptions in everyone’s daily life at this point.  We wanted to reach out to connect and to let you know what we are doing in the … Continue reading

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Physical distancing and social solidarity – Sister Parish and COVID-19

Español Dear Sister Parish family, friends, and supporters: On behalf of the Sister Parish, Inc. Board of Directors I want to share with you that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, as an organization, are committed to practicing … Continue reading

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Wallingford and Guarjila celebrate 20-year anniversary / Seattle y Guarjila celebran 20 años

(español abajo) 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 … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 4: Visiting Guarjila and Los Ranchos, a day of resilience

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

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Open Delegation Stories 3: Visiting San Jose and Potrerillos, a day filled with God’s spirit

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

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Open Delegation Stories 2: Connecting with Sister Parish family and honoring heroes and martyrs

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

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