Category Archives: El Salvador

Youth, religion and the impromptu: Our visit to Potrerillos

Seven delegates from Decorah, Iowa visited Potrerillos, El Salvador from July 7-17, 2017.  Rev. John Caldwell, of First United Methodist Church of Decorah, reflects on their experiences below. I suppose that most delegations have a theme or two that seem … Continue reading

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Loving encounters

by Nancy Wiens I, along with seven fellow travelers, recently participated in the Open Delegation to Guatemala and El Salvador. It was a joyful and educational trip that exposed me to people and experiences that would not have been open … Continue reading

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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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Sister Parish changed the direction of my life… What has changed yours?

by Alejandro Alfaro and Maria Van Der Maaten Alejandro “This experience changed my life” or “It’s a life changing experience” are common phrases that I do believe are overused. However, I do not hesitate to say that Sister Parish changed … Continue reading

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God’s voice in my ears and in my heart

by Greg Huang-Dale Traveling is great fun and one of the best learning experiences I can think of. But why would anyone choose to travel to Guatemala and El Salvador, two countries still struggling to recover from violence and poverty? … Continue reading

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Come and see

by Vicki Schmidt I traveled to Central America for the first time in 1984 and I went to change the world.  I went to bring my love and help the poor.   I went to do what I understood to be … Continue reading

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La primera visita de Gente de Esperanza – Entrevista con ACOMUJERZA

English Gente de Esperanza y ACOMUJERZA formaron su hermanamiento el año pasado.  Recientemente hablamos con dos miembros de ACOMUJERZA sobre la primera visita de sus hermanos de Gente de Esperanza. Mi nombre es Ana Morales y llevo 10 años con … 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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Duluth celebra su hermanamiento con Los Ranchos

English Las siguientes cartas y reflexiones fueron compartidas durante una actividad en la Iglesia Luterana de Duluth para celebrar su hermanamiento con San Antonio Los Ranchos en El Salvador. Pastor David Tryggestad Delegación: marzo del 1998 (Reflexión: abril del 2015) … Continue reading

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Duluth delegates reflect on years of relationship with Los Ranchos

Español The following reflections were shared at an event to celebrate the relationship between First Lutheran Church in Duluth and San Antonio Los Ranchos in El Salvador. Pastor David Tryggestad   Delegation taken: March 1998 (Reflection sent Apr 25, 2015) … Continue reading

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