Category Archives: Mission

Enviados en el Espíritu

Español a continuación Last week I was honored with an invitation by the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela to reflect on the gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday. This was first posted on their Facebook page and synod website. I share it … Continue reading

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Gesto solidario con El Tamarindo

This message is available in English. Muchas personas en Colombia y alrededor del mundo están pendientes de la situación de los campesinos en El Tamarindo. Muchas han preguntado, “¿Cómo puedo ayudar?” Se está haciendo trabajo de incidencia con medios, embajadas, … Continue reading

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Solidarity with El Tamarindo

Many people around the world have been following the situation in El Tamarindo, and many have asked “What can I do to help?”

Much advocacy work has been underway with embassies and Colombian government agencies. The story isn’t finished, but the families are still being forced to relocate this week–right before Christmas.

I invite you to join me in an action of solidarity to encourage the campesinos of El Tamarindo and let them know they have many people thinking of them and praying for them. Continue reading

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Paradise Uprooted

As the sun went down on Wednesday, December 9, I rested in a hammock. A cool breeze to calm the day’s heat. The verdor of trees and plants, sky turning pink and orange beyond. Tiny growls and yips of puppies sparring. A cool cup … Continue reading

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Frustration and hope

frustrazione, n.f. Frustration, defeat. My eyes fell on this entry, just above the line of gun fire dividing the Italian-English dictionary in half. It was on display at the Museum of the Martyrs at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, one of the books … Continue reading

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What’s a YAV?

So far 2014 holds at least one exciting new thing for me: I’m going to be a YAV site coordinator (again)! So, what does that mean? Well, YAV stands for Young Adult Volunteer, a program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) … Continue reading

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Guapa!

“Eres una mujer muy guapa,” she said. I was confused. I’ve often been called guapa, but in the context of this conversation with my friend Aracely it seemed strange. As your high school Spanish memories might lead you to believe, I was … Continue reading

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