Friday, July 24, 2015

Ramiro in charge

Presbytery Treasurer Ramiro Quib, who has visited CHPC twice, at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Guatemalan national Presbyterian Church (IENPG) at Monte Sinai.  Ramiro is now a member of the Executive Committee.

With the youth

A phone call with Pastor Raul Contreras Tut, of Altar de Noe church, and a game of Guatemala partnership bingo with tres leches cake were high points of partnership activities with a dozen youth participating in CHPC’s Home Mission Experience Monday night.  After technical problems struck, Pastor Jane outlined for the kids there a briefly history of the partnership, and Stephanie, Jane, Vincent, Luiz, Mary, Perry, and Soni shared trip memories/things they’d gotten out of the partnership (and invited age-qualified kids to participate in the 2016 trip.  Mary, Soni, Stephanie and Anna also helped model a cortes and juapiel. 

Elisabeth, with help from Blake, called Raul and told him about the youth’s Home Mission Experience and asked for prayers for traveling mercies for friends and family and for people affected by flooding in Kentuckiana.  Raul reported that one of his relatives had married a relative of Pastor Jose Domingo, of the Espiritu Santo church.  Raul also mentioned that Jorge, a leader in the New Jerusalem Church (?), had died.  And he apparently reported on a youth meeting coming up and on the selection by the national Presbyterian church of Ramiro (who we had tried calling too) as a delegate to their national council.  Some of Raul’s news we couldn’t hear.

Thanks to Vincent, Mary, Ross, and Soni for trying with the technology, and to Stephanie, Luiz, and Vincent for cutting and serving the cake and to Stephanie for creating and M.C.-ing the Guatemala partnership bingo game, which Brian and Daniel won (with Brian getting a little Guatemala bus and Daniel a little Guatemala cresch scene as prizes).  (One adult suggested we play the Guatemala partnership bingo game not only with youth and their parents/youth leaders but also with more CHPC adults.)


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mid-summer prayers

This week Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church will pray for and with our Guatemala partners:

-On Sunday, July 19, and during the week thereafter: Familia de Noe church in El Estor’s Sinai neighborhood, Pastor Benjamin Sacul and family, and members, deacons, and elders.

-On Sunday, July 26, and during the week thereafter:  Lirio de los Valles church in El Estor’s San Jorge neighborhood, Pastor Mario Xo Ical and family, and members, deacons, and elders.

-Sunday, August 2, and the week thereafter:  Puerto del Cielo congregation in the El Estor suburb of La Union of El Estor, Pastor Leonel Cacao, and all worshipers

-On Sunday, August 9, and the week thereafter: Arca de Noe church in El Estor, Pastor Santos Teyul Mucu and family, and members, deacons, and elders.