Tag Archives: joining hands

The dance of partnership

Once upon a time one of you, dear readers, suggested I might introduce you to the work of our mission personnel in the Andean region. I’m in Lima this week and was delighted to participate in the Red Uniendo Manos … Continue reading

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Better together: Ecumenism & Networks

The Red UMAVIDA is an ecumenical network, comprised of three Bolivian denominations (Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) and six community organizations from around the country. At the annual assembly earlier this year I was invited to share some thoughts about … Continue reading

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Better Together: New Steps in Mission

A lot of my energy these days is going toward preparations for a Presbyterian World Mission consultation in Dallas this October, called Better Together. It’s a gathering of a wide variety of folks from across the PC(USA) and partner churches … Continue reading

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Encountering Potosí

I wrote this newsletter a month ago following my participation with a Joining Hands delegation visit to Bolivia. It is posted here, and an archive of my official newsletters is available on my Mission Connections page. Pack Nothing. Bring only … Continue reading

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Happy Plurinational State Day!

It’s been a while, so I thought I’d send out a quick hello on this day as Bolivia celebrates its second anniversary of being a plurinational state. This change went into effect on January 22, 2010, and other requirements of … Continue reading

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Liberating motivations

A colleague shared a link to a blog entry by Paul Jeffrey a few days ago. It’s been sticking with me, both the beautiful photographs–“pictures that aren’t the kind of images you usually associate with Haiti”–and the reflections on mission, … Continue reading

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Thinking on sustainability

Last week we had fun here in La Paz with visitors from the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Ruth Farrell and Valery Nodem. I joined them and Chenoa in meetings with the board of Red UMAVIDA and visits to the organizations with … Continue reading

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