5 results for month: 01/2017


An abundant blessing

This last Saturday we presented the training programs with the network members and other partners. We had a wonderful opportunity for an invitation to believe in abundance by bringing our resources to the table, learn together, build in collaboration, and contribute in that tangible way to the social and spiritual renewal of Guatemala City. It was a beautiful blessing to hear the gratitude from some friends about what it means to walk alongside and grow together. We were surprised by their words, but also encouraged and committed to keep "engaging leaders of faith and good will, building the capacity of others, and nurture joint initiatives" as a ...

Tattooing Our Souls

During January 12-15, CMT staff had the opportunity to experience grace, redemption and love in a very different way. We served with the Cincinnati White Whale Tattoo crew. During four days of intense work we walked together while serving people whose tattoos reminded them of the things they did in their past, or people whose first step out of a criminal life was covering a previous tattoo. The stories we heard while the artists were tattooing were amazing. Luis stepped out of his criminal life years ago, but the tattoos he had served as a reminder of his past and a barrier to freely moving around the city to sell the pastries and candies he makes. ...

Mentorship: A Board Commitment in 2017

Last week we had our first board meeting of 2017. We gathered around "the Social and Spiritual renewal of Guatemala City", and enjoyed the conversations. We all know that "there is a lot to do in this City of God"; but most important, for each one at the meeting (and the one by phone), there is a lot to see, to learn and to walk together. We invested as much time in the reports as in the strategies to be committed with CMT's cause; also, in finding ideas to engage leaders of good faith and good will, help others to develop their organizational capacity, and how to nurture joint initiatives for the Shalom of the City. We thank these godly men and ...

A New Year With New Opportunities

CMT is the kind of organization that takes pride in being very flexible and organic. It is important, however, to understand that this does not mean that we don’t value planning. At the end of 2016 the leadership development team sat down to sketch what 2017 would look like. And, to be honest, it is simultaneously scary and exciting to see the dreams we want to accomplish this year. We have prepared two series of trainings that will equip more leaders around Guatemala City. The first one is a certificate in civic leadership and community development. During this training Guatemalan leaders will have the opportunity to grow and learn to work with ...

Getting Started for 2017

After three weeks off from the office, we came back today for our first day of the year. The Advent Season gave us a lot to think, to reflect, to discern, to enjoy. On our weekly meeting, we heard from one another news of their trips, health, family, and other things that recently happened in our beloved City of Guatemala. We invite you this week to pray for the following: Full restoration, empathy and peace for the fire that occurred in Zone 3 last week Health for the family and network members Plans & projects for the year We deeply thank you for your ongoing support! And, with excitement, we invite you to discern together where ...