“Hogar de Esperanza y Paz” (House of Hope and Peace) is a Global Ministries Partner at the U.S. Mexico Border. It is a movement of primarily women and children that are working to create peace and justice. They work from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.Read more
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is a Global Ministries Partner at the U.S. Mexico Border.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are living in humble gratitude to God for your outpouring of love and support, concern and compassion. ¡Muchimas Gracias!
Your questions are so good, insightful, and giving. Your desires are so steadfast in love of neighbor.
Over the last 35 years most of the people we serve have come fleeing for their lives. I myself was a political prisoner under Fidel Castro in Cuba. I suffered the conditions of torture on my mind, body, and spirit. I can tell quickly if someone is a real survivor or telling me a “make-believe” story.Read more
Venezuela is currently experiencing a society that is divided and in turmoil. The ministry of the Evangelical Pentecostal Union of Venezuela (UEPV) aims to be faithful to the Gospel and its challenges even in times of political and socio-economic conflicts. From the ministry of their congregations, UEPV seeks to build an alternative way of living into their faith in a contextual, inspired, and holistic manner. They are currently pursuing an ethical-theological lens to address a global analysis of their reality. This involves a search for new information and alternative spaces at local, regional, and global levels that allows them to pursue reflective and constructive actions in order to confront destructive economic policies and seek truth and justice.
The Reverend Elida Quevedo is a Venezuelan Pentecostal leader, social scientist, and theologian. A graduate of the Biblical Latin American University, she is currently the Director of the Venezuelan Center of Theological Studies (CEVET) and is one of the Bishops of the Evangelical Pentecostal Union of Venezuela.
AMANESER 2025, Puerto RicoRead more
In this newsletter, EPES shares news from a fire prevention seminar that was supported with funding from Global Ministries. There are also articles about Healing Touch therapy workshops, the value of popular education through the eyes of Puerto Rican health promoters, and a nutritional health program for preschool and nursery school teachers.Read more
Ciudad de Guatemala: One of Central America's most active volcanoes, Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego, (“Volcano of Fire”) erupted last Sunday at approximately 2:00 PM near Antigua, Guatemala and blasted ashes and molten rock high into the air. Two hours after the eruption, lava began to flow down the side of the mountain into roads and communities nearby. There are reports that at least 33 people were killed and an undetermined number of people missing. Authorities fear the death toll could rise.Read more
It is a spotless home, just a few knickknacks, carefully placed on sparse but welcoming furniture, a soft breeze wafts through the cheery red curtains; the quiet abode of a fifty year old Puerto Rican woman who lives alone.Read more
Colombians went to the polls this past Sunday to elect their new President. Since Juan Manuel Santos cannot run for another term, the ballots included candidates that represented the wide spectrum of political ideologies in this South American country. As they failed to elect a president on the first round (neither candidate could get the required 50% plus one number of votes to win the first round), two main candidates will dispute the second round to be held on next June 17th. Iván Duque, a right wing conservative, took the largest share of the vote on Sunday with 39%. Gustavo Petro – a leftist leader and former mayor of Bogotá, came second with 25% of the votes. In a close third place, Sergio Fajardo, a more moderate candidate, received 23% of electoral support. It remains to be seen if Fajardo, a former mayor of Medellín, will back Petro in the second round.Read more
To no one's surprise, Nicolas Maduro has won a second term as president of Venezuela. And again (not a surprise) we see two narratives developing about what happened here on Sunday. Our Canadian labor observer delegation saw an election that was expertly run, had good participation, and which had no fraud that was evident to us. Granted we were mostly in the poorer neighborhoods where support for Maduro was at its highest, these neighborhoods are predominately where Venezuelans live.Read more
Mourning for the victims of the plane crash in Cuba
The Reverend Joel Ortega Dopico, General Secretary of the Cuban Council of Churches, made a call to unity in prayer for the people in Cuba, their families, for the resistant church, being brave and prophetic, and loving in hope against all hope before the tragic plane crash occurred on last Friday. Reverend Dopico invited Christian communities abroad to join in prayer for the families, specially the brothers and sisters of the Church of the Nazarene in Cuba, for their pastoral care for their churches, for its leaders and its President, the Reverend Rev. Leonel López.Read more