The Gift of Presence
For nearly two weeks, those of us in the Saint Paul Area Synod have been blessed by the presence of ou[...]
On February 6, we held a Friends of Guatemala Zoom meeting with Pastor Karen Castillo and Diego Gil. Our gathering was informative, quick-moving and (big smile here!) a chance to reconnect with the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala.
Did you miss this wonderful event? Never fear, you can still hear directly from Pr. Karen and Diego on these topics:
Click here to watch the video. Please share it with others. And continue to pray for the staff and members of the ILAG.
The event opened with prayer led by Pastor Cindy and Pastor Nick Fisher-Broin. Pastor Nick is a member of the Synod Guatemala Committee.
Let us join together in prayer:
Most Holy God, we thank you for sustaining our bonds of friendship as the children of God. We ask for your blessing today to be with the congregations of the ILAG and here in the United States as we pray for strength and healing in a troubled time. Cause us, O Lord, to not lose heart in the face of great challenges but always seek ways in which your Holy Spirit builds new bridges and opens new doors between us.
We pray for the ILAG congregations still recovering from the hurricanes and for the families replanting their crops. We pray for all those sheltering from the pandemic virus that they may be kept safe, just as we pray for the fair distribution of vaccines to protect all your people, everywhere. Bless the ILAG staff as they join us this morning to bring us news of their struggles, hopes and joys, that in the sharing of our stories, we might find the consolation of your life-giving Spirit. In the name of Christ we pray. Amen
Synod Guatemala Committee