Category Archives: General

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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Moving to virtual hugs – Hacia los abrazos virtuales

Español abajo Like most organizations in the pandemic, Sister Parish is transitioning to more and more online connections.  Whether it is Zoom, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, videos, photo campaigns, or our own unique combinations, we are committed to connecting our communities … Continue reading

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Sister Parish May Video Update

The following video includes an update as of May 2020 on the pandemic in Sister Parish communities in Guatemala and El Salvador and community-based relief efforts to support the people most negatively impacted. Sign up for our e-news to receive … Continue reading

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Zoom Conversation with Miriam – June 20

On June 20, Miriam Vásquez spoke with us over Zoom about the pandemic in urban areas in Guatemala and how people are drawing on their faith in a time of hardship. Sign up for our e-news to receive notice about … Continue reading

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Communities organize in absence of government aid

Waiting for government aid The Guatemalan government has borrowed billions of dollars from the International Monetary Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and The World Bank to fund various natural disaster relief programs and other programs. These programs aim to support the … Continue reading

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Tropical Storms hit El Salvador

El Salvador will not give up By: Julieta Borja Thursday, June 4, 2020 *Updates on Sister Parish communities below. For the last three months, we have faced many difficulties in El Salvador.  We were first challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic … 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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Tierra Nueva 2 entrega víveres a la gente necesitada

English En un esfuerzo por frenar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus mientras preparan hospitales de campaña, el gobierno guatemalteco ha cerrado escuelas y muchos negocios no esenciales.  Ha prohibido la mayoría de los viajes internacionales y el transporte público, y … 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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