During a recent Retoños en las ruinas: esperanza en el trauma (Roots in the ruins: hope in trauma) course with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and Congregational churches of México, I asked the participants to write about a healing ritual in their congregations. A participant wrote the following:
"The ritual of communion at the church of "La Reforma" in the state of San Luis Potosí, México is something beautiful I would like to share. The children have the responsibility of serving the elements of communion. We have a list with all the children, and every Sunday, one serves the bread, one the wine and another takes up and prays for the offering. Each one prays for the elements, though sometimes we have to help them, and they also read a Bible text. The children love this moment, and I believe that it has helped them be more self-confident and to feel like they are an important part of this church and community."
Elena Huegel serves as a Mission Co-worker with the Intercultural Research and Studies Institute (INESIN), Chiapas, Mexico. Her appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, Our Church’s Wider Mission, WOC, OGHS and your special gifts.