Missionary Stories

Building A Home

In my first few weeks in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, I’ve been thinking a lot about the book The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. This has been one of my favorite books since I first read it when I was thirteen.

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A drop of peace amid a reality of violence / Una gota de paz en medio de una realidad de violencia

We are always amazed at how quickly time goes by, and by looking back at my collaboration in El Salvador, I realize that everything has revolved around peacebuilding. A drop of water, a grain of sand, and a desire for collective construction!

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Don't Get in the Car with a Stranger

As a child, you probably heard the sage advice from our adults, instructing us to "be safe." With a finger wagging in your face, you knew to heed their warnings.

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Si Dios Quiere: Finding Time to Rest

I arrived in Santo Domingo the first Friday of September, with a small welcome crew to greet me at the airport. I have been preparing for this experience for about a year now, since my second semester of grad school when I approached my professors to ask for advice about what life after college looks like.

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Families in God's plan: A reflection from the churches in Cuautepec. / Las familias en el plan de Dios: Una pastoral familiar desde las iglesias en Cuautepec.

Cuautepec is a community located on the periphery of Mexico City.  It is part of the Gustavo Madero region, north of the City, which is the second largest region with 1.16 million inhabitants. Getting to Cuautepec is an adventure since the public transport service is of poor quality, and in the last section (Barrio Alto) you have to use the "vochotaxtis" (the VW bug taxis), which are the only ones that reach this point.

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Roots in the Ruins: Hope in Trauma

Facilitator training course at the Institute for Intercultural Studies and Research

During the month of August 2019, 13 people came to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, after finishing the first four courses in the "Retoños en las Ruinas: esperanza en el trauma" (Roots in the ruins: hope in trauma) program. 

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Knowledge is Power

There are two things that come to mind when I reflect on my recent trip to Haiti on behalf of Global Ministries to serve in ministry and to be a presence with our partners, CONASPEH.  One is the adage that “knowledge is power."  

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Abundant Life for Families / Vida Abundante para las Familias

Pastoral Accompaniment Project in the Community "El Refugio."

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Biblical Foundations of Diakonia / Fundamentos Bíblicos de la Diaconía

A church that serves God by serving its community. / Una iglesia que sirve a Dios sirviendo a su comunidad.

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A New Constitution in Cuba: What Lies Ahead?

On Sunday, February 24, the Cuban population went to the polls to approve a new constitution, drafted by the National Assembly (the legislative house of representatives, called diputados and elected by the provinces).

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