Transfiguration: Witnessing Sights, Stories, and the Spirit

By Tracy Keenan, NCP Missional Presbyter

What does it mean to be a witness? It can mean simply that we have seen something. But it can also mean that we are called upon to share what we have seen as vividly as we can, to make it real to others.

This was a far different experience for me from the visit three years ago, just before Covid.

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Heart and Soul

We made it back to Guatemala City, our last full day of site visits. We had gotten in late following the overheating of our bus as it climbed the steep mountains surrounding Atitlán, only to be met as we arrived in Guatemala City with a three-hour traffic jam. We had heard that traffic could be bad, but never imagined we’d experience anything like this firsthand.

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Guatemala – A Kaleidoscope of Contrasts

I woke up on Sunday morning in paradise at a beautiful resort in Santiago on Lake Atitlán. There are 37 volcanoes in Guatemala and three of them dominate the view across the lake. It’s truly spectacular. Take a peek in the video below!

Overlooking Lake Atitlán
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Committed to Making the World a Better Place

By Dick Jolly and Charlie Ingersoll, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Wilmington)

On Saturday we were hosted by a Guatemalan woman who is committed to making and selling delicious chocolate in order to support her family. She is part of a small group of four women in the community who are currently receiving support from the Association’s revolving funds program. She is a recent widow with a large adult family. With a kind smile, she speaks in a quiet but confident voice.

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