Category Archives: Venezuela

To Venezuela, with love

On my way home after my last visit to Venezuela in May 2017, I wrote some words of poetry and prayer that I’ve translated below from the original Spanish. In the face of so much turmoil, political polarization, and increasingly violent protests, easy answers do not suffice. I don’t have the solution to Venezuela’s struggles. I simply offer my heart, my prayers, and my commitment to continue seeking truth, hope, and the paths of peace in the midst of this and every situation.  Continue reading

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Te quiero, Venezuela

Escribí estas palabras en el camino de vuelta a casa luego de mi última visita a Venezuela en mayo 2017. En un día como hoy, las respuestas fáciles no bastan. No tengo la solución para los problemas de Venezuela. Simplemente ofrezco mi corazón, mis oraciones, y mi compromiso de seguir buscando la verdad, la esperanza, y el camino de la paz en medio de cada situación.  Continue reading

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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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Refreshed and renewed

A favorite memory from my visit to Venezuela in September 2016.  I’d been resisting the temptation to get in the water at the Cascada del Vino. I wasn’t afraid of the cold, but my swimsuit was back in Colombia, and skinny-dipping in … Continue reading

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Carta pastoral de Venezuela

This letter is available here in English translation.  Esta carta me fue enviada por la secretaria ejecutiva del Presbiterio Central de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela, pidiendo el favor de hacerla circular entre mis contactos. Un resumen y reflexión personal (en … Continue reading

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A pastoral letter from Venezuela

The following is my translation of an open letter to the people of Venezuela issued by Central Presbytery, Presbyterian Church of Venezuela. They asked me to share it with my contacts. My personal summary of current events in Venezuela is … Continue reading

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Praying with Venezuela

“We call on our fellow citizens to avoid sinking into an absurd fratricidal confrontation that benefits no one.” Central Presbytery (of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela) issued these stark words this week in a letter to their compatriots. Venezuela has … Continue reading

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