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July 25 Amo (Love)

2017-03-19T13:19:36-04:00July 26th, 2014|Mission Blog|

Today was very bitter sweet. There was a lot of laughter and also a lot of tears. The relationships with the sisters , niños, and teachers have only just begun but everything has a beginning [...]

July 24 Esperanza (Hope)

2017-03-19T13:19:36-04:00July 25th, 2014|Mission Blog|

I'm writing this morning because yesterday was just that jam packed with activities. Thursday was hope and for the activity of the day we asked the children for help to inspire hope for those that are sick [...]

July 23rd Day 3 – Prayer O Oracíon

2017-03-19T13:19:36-04:00July 24th, 2014|Mission Blog|

Another long day has passed. Hopefully we left the children with an idea of today's lesson - prayer  o oracíon. We traced and colored our hand with messages of prayer.Te amo Dios.Perdóname Dios.Gracias Dios.Ayuda a [...]

July 19th Guatemala City

2017-03-19T13:19:36-04:00July 20th, 2014|Mission Blog|

We all made it safely to Guatemala City. Traveling was an adventure in itself but I think we all enjoyed the time to get to know each other. Once we arrived we were picked up [...]

Memories of Guatemala 2013

2013-11-12T15:49:44-04:00November 12th, 2013|Mission Blog|

In the summer of 2013 I met with a Lutheran Mission group that was kind enough to let me to join their trip to Guatemala. Their Mission was to assist a small elementary/ middle school [...]

A Journey in “Accompaniment”

2012-10-31T16:14:12-04:00October 31st, 2012|Mission Blog|

The ELCA calls its model of mission "accompaniment". Did you ever think of mission that way? It is an interesting concept that, like most, needs some history. As a professional language specialist, I like to [...]

A Day in My Life in Guatemala

2017-03-19T13:19:40-04:00October 31st, 2012|Mission Blog|

Even though the sun was shining through my small hotel window, I debated strongly with myself about the wisdom of getting up in the morning. Yet the noises of children, market negotiating and popular CD [...]

Message from Guatemala

2012-10-30T19:17:17-04:00October 30th, 2012|Mission Blog|

Have you seen the pictures of the precious children from Sololá, Guatemala? They have been on the downstairs monitor now for several weeks. The blessings that St. Johns as a sending community gave to this [...]