Caminando Juntos

Migration From Guatemala

Migration From Guatemala

Thirty-eight Guatemala Friends and one baby met on Feb. 10 at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul for the first of our 2024 events. We enjoyed freshly brewed coffee from Huehuetenango and delicious pastries from Panadería Los Castillos. Pastor Karen Castillo...

A Piece of Aurora

A Piece of Aurora

The Health Ministry Delegation from Spring Garden Lutheran in Cannon Falls recently returned from serving in Guatemala. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is...

New Year, New Changes

New Year, New Changes

During 2023, our siblings in Christ endured many hardships: a drought, a tropical storm, the migration of many Guatemalans, and gaps in children’s learning and emotional health. Students and staff at the elementary school worked hard to close the learning and...

Sharing God’s Love

Sharing God’s Love

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. - John 13:34 (NRSV) Our delegation from Grace Lutheran in Apple Valley recently returned from a visit to ILAG. We visited our partner church, Mensajero...

Prayer, Presence and Projects

Prayer, Presence and Projects

Prayer, presence, and projects… these are the pillars of our accompaniment partnership with the ILAG. Currently 289 families in our ILAG communities are struggling as their recent corn crop, their primary food staple, was destroyed by Tropical Storm Pilar in early...

Proclaim & Celebrate

Proclaim & Celebrate

The Guatemala Friends group at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) in Circle Pines was honored to host Pastor Beatriz Castillo and Diego Gil, representatives from ILAG, for a potluck dinner and update presentation on Sept. 20. During this time of fellowship and...

Extreme Warmth

Extreme Warmth

Minnesota can be a cold place, and not just during the winter. The phrase “Minnesota Ice” has been used by transplants to our state to describe the adjustment prior to feeling truly accepted as a part of the community. It takes a while to establish true friendships...

Join Us at the 2023 Guatemala Gala

Join Us at the 2023 Guatemala Gala

Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written:...

Renewing Relationships

Renewing Relationships

Congregations are still discovering a new path forward following the loss and upheaval experienced around the world by COVID-19. During the pandemic, Guatemala Friends gatherings over Zoom, letters and videos sent by e-mail to the ILAG for distribution to village...