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Encuentro del Sur y Caminata de Solidaridad en El Salvador

English En diciembre, miembros de las comunidades centroamericanas de Iglesias Hermanas se reunieron para compartir sus experiencias, recibir capacitación y hacer planificación para el futuro. Los miembros se reunieron en San Salvador para visitar los sitios históricos, incluyendo la catedral … Continue reading

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Southern Encounter and Solidarity Walk in Central America

Español In December, members of the Sister Parish Central American communities gathered for fellowship, training and organizational planning. The members met in San Salvador for a tour of the historical sites there, including the cathedral and La Divina Providencia Hospital, … Continue reading

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ACOMUJERZA and UPAVIM exchange

Español In August 2018, members of ACOMUJERZA in El Salvador traveled to Guatemala to have an exchange with UPAVIM.  Both cooperatives are members of Sister Parish Inc. and ACOMUJERZA’s partner church provided financial support for the exchange.  Photos from the … Continue reading

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Intercambio con UPAVIM y ACOMUJERZA

English En agosto 2018 representantes de ACOMUJERZA visitaron a UPAVIM en Guatemala para un intercambio de experiencias y aprendizajes.  Las dos cooperativas son miembros de Iglesias Hermanas y la iglesia hermana de ACOMUJERZA, People of Hope, dio un aporte para … Continue reading

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Holy moments and tortillas

Originally posted on First United Methodist Church Downers Grove site. by Greta McDonald Wednesday of this week was the last full day that the team of women from the UPAVIM Cooperative in Guatemala City were going to be with us. … Continue reading

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Guatemala Representatives Meeting – February 2016

On February 20-21, representatives from Sister Parish communities in Guatemala gathered at UPAVIM for the bi-annual representatives meeting.  UPAVIM was a great host and we were all impressed by the organization and warmth with which we were received. The photos … Continue reading

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Las caminatas de solidaridad

En inglés Varias comunidades de Iglesias Hermanas participaron en la Caminata de Solidaridad este año.  Organizaron caminatas y estaciones para reflexionar, recaudaron fondos para la organización y coordinaron otras actividades con mucho compromiso y creatividad.  El tema de las caminatas … Continue reading

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Dios siempre está en nuestro corazón, y ellos son parte de Dios

In English Dina Velásquez, miembro de UPAVIM, comparte sus experiencias durante la delegación que visitó al hermanamiento de Downers Grove United Methodist Church en octubre de 2013. ¿Cuáles fueron las actividades más impactantes en Downers Grove? Para mí, lo que … Continue reading

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¨God is always in our heart and they are a part of God¨

En español Interview with Dina Velásquez about her participation in a South to North delegation from October 3-11, 2013.  Dina and four other women from UPAVIM in Guatemala City visited their sister community at First United Methodist Church in Downers … Continue reading

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Twenty Five Years of Memories: Sister Parish’s beginnings in Guatemala

[By Aldina and Conchita, members of UPAVIM, Guatemala] In 1980, a man named Richard Fenske arrived with his wife to our community, La Esperanza, with intentions of studying Spanish, but after being in the community they realized that there was a great lack in health services. Mr. Fenske at that time was working on bringing groups to Guatemala through Sister Parish, but had not brought one yet. At that time I was attending the health workshops of his wife, Barbara, with other women from the community. The workshops taught us how to properly care for our children and included other health topics. Continue reading

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