5 results for month: 08/2016


2016: So far so challenged

Dear all, with profound gratitude and excitement we share with you the CTMGuateNewsletter2016. Thank you very much for your trust shown in tangible ways, such as prayers, support and constant messages of encouragement. We have been so blessed, that words can't describe all our emotions! Thanks. Continue joining us in the journey for the "social and spiritual renewal of Guatemala City". God has invited us all to see and celebrate his gracious work in this beautiful city. So, from all CMT Guatemala's staff and the extended network, we are committed to "seek the peace and prosperity of Guatemala City, where we live. Pray to the Lord for it; ...

Ideas turned into opportunities for collaboration

"I am so happy for this blessing. We have what we want to give the kids what they need to grow." - Sister Amparo Just a few months ago, we shared a post of a meeting between many urban grass-root leaders brainstorming of how can they work together in bringing Ecofiltros (water filters) in their communities as a way to bless the people they serve, but also as a way to help sustain the organizations they lead. On that occasion, I remembered being inspired by the simplicity and commitment of all the participants. It is beautiful having the presence of God visiting and blessing ideas of collaboration! What has happened since that meeting? I can say ...

Learning to work together

The last six months have been quite a rollercoaster. At CMT we are learning to work together, share our strengths and weaknesses, and rely on each other as we try to serve communities in Zone 3. Hector (Fito) Sandoval and Joel Aguilar have been working this first half of the year to join initiatives that create trust and companionship with different organizations in zone 3. There have been things to celebrate and challenges to face. At the beginning of this year Fito and Joel started with a health prevention project for one of the communities in zone three. The leaders asked for our help in creating an initiative that would educate people on how to ...

From Rules to Relationships

Hellen Keller once said: “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”. This quote has become true for all of us at CMT Guatemala. Some times we feel we are walking in darkness. We feel as if the weight of the leaders we serve is so overwhelming that we can’t lift our heads up to see towards the horizon. This feeling, however, has become less daunting as we find friends who want to hold our hands as we serve with Guatemalan leaders who have given their lives to serve the least, last and lost of our society. We have found friends and family that support the work we do and walk with us as we work for the social and ...

Vision Trip: Celebrating God’s Mission

"Some of us experienced during this week the hurts and healing occurring in Guatemala"! - Mady & Kara For several years, CMT Guatemala has served in strengthening healthy relationships between churches / organizations from the North and the South. Through Vision Trips, we have celebrated the Lord's mission in this beautiful City in hard places, specially those communities labeled the least, the last and the lost of our society. The vision trips are basically invitations to individuals and groups to "come and see" for a week to what God is doing in Guatemala City. This invitation has given us the privilege of witnessing that "grace is like ...