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2022 Virtual Delegation: Saint Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2// Delegación virtual 2022: Santa Juana de Arco y Tierra Nueva 2

Español abajo 2022 continues to move forward and the Sister Parish family remains together. Distance is not an issue when we can keep in touch. On August 14, the virtual delegation between the Saint Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva … Continue reading

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2022 Virtual Delegation: Opening Mass // Delegación Virtual 2022: Misa de apertura

Español abajo Saint Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2 organized the Virtual Delegation in August 2022. Members of Saint Joan of Arc shared a lovley message at the opening mass on Sunday, August 14. The mass began with Jason … Continue reading

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Pedro’s message: 2022 Virtual Delegation // Mensaje de Pedro: Delegación Virtual 2022

Español abajo On August 21, the communities of Tierra Nueva 2 and the Church of Santa Joan of Arc, closed their Virtual Delegation 2022 with a mass in the church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (TN2); On this occasion, Pedro … 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 7: Learning more about migration

by Cathy Burrell We began our day visiting Antigua, a beautiful colonial city. There we had free time to explore and walk along the cobblestone streets. Some of us explored museums or art galleries. Others looked at jade stores, walked … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 6: Visiting the U.S. Embassy and Tierra Nueva 1,2

by Nancy Wiens This morning we met with Bryce Jordan from the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. His portfolio includes many human rights issues, including migration. He provided an interesting perspective as we learn more about the realities of life here. … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 5: Community development and U.S. foreign aid

by Maria Van Der Maaten On Wednesday morning we met with Nicole Kast (head of programming) and Paul Townsend (country director) of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the Guatemala office. Nicole shared about the structure of CRS and the work … 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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