Walk, Sister, Walk Tour in Massachusetts Conference
Walk, sister, walk. In the raging wind, walk. Past the rubble of the earthquake, walk. Among the ruins of the tsunami, walk. Through our ravaged communities, walk. Walk with our grandmothers with wisdom from the past. Walk with our mothers with nurture for the present. Walk with our daughters who dream of new beginnings. Come, sister, walk with me for you do not walk alone.
Three young women are currently touring the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ with Global Ministries Missionary, Elena Huegel. The young women from Paraguay, Chile, and the United States are sharing their stories of peacebuilding, faith and resilience. For more information on the times and dates of the presentations, please contact the Conference Office.
Photo: from left to right: Débora Martínez, Carrie Prestwood-Taylor, Carolina Fernández, Elena Huegel. They are holding a Ñanduti weaving from Paraguay, one of the images used during the Walk, sister, walk presentation.
Ñanduti: This Guaraní word literally means “spider web.” It is a beautiful and unique craft made by the women of Paraguay consisting of the weaving of bright threads into intricate patterns. The word also encapsulates the ancient concept of the gathering of feelings and sensations in the sacred space at the center of a circle. The ñanduti is where the feelings of one as well as the community, where the essential threads that weave the complexity of history, culture, feelings, relationships into life. come together and touch each other .