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Category Archives: Guatemala
On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Sister Parish members were blessed to be able to gather virtually as brothers and sisters, north and south, from numerous communities and churches, to participate in a virtual posada. The posadas are a Christmas tradition, … Continue reading
St Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2 organized a virtual delegation in August of 2021. Johana and Pedro from Tierra Nueva 2 read the following words at the closing mass in Guatemala. First of all, we want to thank … Continue reading
Annual festival and reflections on the pandemic in San Antonio / Fiesta patronal y reflexiones sobre la pandemia en San Antonio
Interview with Pedro by Ruth Garrido Español Abajo. What is the situation with the pandemic in San Antonio? Last year people in the community were scared. That fear was not because of COVID-19, it was because of the 3 o’clock … Continue reading
Advent and New Year messages from Sister Parish / Mensajes de Adviento y el Año Nuevo de Iglesias Hermanas
Español abajo From Guatemala Eluvia Morales from Tierra Nueva 2 shares this message on the meaning of Advent. Advent calls us to reflect on life, peace, and justice for the whole world. Advent represents faith and hope, and above all, … Continue reading
Hurricanes Eta and Iota have devastated Central America with both immediate and long-term consequences, as hundreds of thousands of people lost homes and/or crops they would have relied on to eat in 2021. In Sister Parish, there were at least … Continue reading
Christ Church – Sister Parish Annual Report 2020 / Informe anual de la Iglesia de Cristo en Blacksburg
Español abajo Christ Church in Blacksburg, VA shared this annual report with their congregation in a newsletter. View original PDF with photos. The Christ Church Guatemala Sister Parish Committee continues to join in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in … Continue reading
Sister Parish Board President, Maria Van Der Maaten, shares an update about our work in this brief video.
Tierra Nueva 2 distributes third round of food aid / Tierra Nueva 2 distribuye tercera ronda de apoyo alimentario
(Click on the photos to enlarge / Haga clic en las fotos para verlas en grande) Texto en español después del texto en ingles. In Chinautla, the Sister Parish committee is continuing to organize and deliver food aid in their … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Sister Parish emergency aid fundraiser. We have raised enough to provide every Sister Parish community with aid money to use as they define based on their greatest need. The majority of … Continue reading
Sister Parish Regional Coordinator, Brian Tyler, shares a brief update from Guatemala.