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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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On the importance of accompaniment

Their happiness is our happiness, their sorrow is our sorrow by Julieta Borja I would like to share a story that speaks to why Sister Parish relationships are so important.  Our relationships help people on both sides grow together in … Continue reading

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Celebrating 30 years – Marshmallow challenges, strategic planning and potluck fun

 – by Nancy Wiens, Sister Parish board of directors (May 11, 2018) Marshmallow Challenge, anyone?  Building a structurally-sound tower out of spaghetti, marshmallows and tape was the first order of business during a team-building exercise at the board’s April two-day … Continue reading

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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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Construir lazos de solidaridad a través de la amistad

In English Desde el 29 de agosto al 9 de septiembre, seis representantes de Potrerillos, Chalatenango, El Salvador visitaron su iglesia hermana en Decorah, Iowa. La siguiente reflexión sobre la delegación fue escrita por el Rev. John Caldwell de la … Continue reading

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Building ties of solidarity through friendship

En español From August 29-September 9, six representatives from Potrerillos, Chalatenango, El Salvador visited their sister church in Decorah, Iowa.  The following delegation reflection was written by Rev. John Caldwell of First United Methodist Church. Five years ago when I … Continue reading

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Carta de Vicki Schmidt para la celebración del 25 aniversario de Iglesias Hermanas

In English Esta carta de Vicki fue leída por su hija AnnaLisa Nash en la celebración del 25 Aniversario de Iglesias Hermanas en Minneapolis, Minnesota, el 15 de noviembre 2013 ¡Un saludo a todos reunidos en esta ocasión muy especial! … Continue reading

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Coming Together for Sister Parish 25th Anniversary Celebration

By St. Joan of Arc member and Sister Parish, Inc. Board member Nancy Wiens On the evening of November 15th, over 80 people from around the Midwest gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sister Parish, Inc.  We gathered at … Continue reading

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Hermanamientos de Estados Unidos comparten el pan y construyen solidaridad juntos

In English Hacer nuevos amigos y amigas fue fácil en nuestro encuentro regional de Iglesias Hermanas realizado en San Pablo, Minnesota La vista a su familia y amistades, de la directora ejecutiva de Iglesias Hermanas, Carrie Stengel, fue aprovechada por … Continue reading

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US Sister Parishes Break Bread and Build Solidarity Together

En español Making new friends was easy at a Sister Parish regional potluck held at the Saint Paul home of Nancy Wiens and Rick Nelson on Saturday June 1st.  Executive Director Carrie Stengel was in the Midwest visiting family and friends, so … Continue reading

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