4 results for month: 03/2017


Why?, How?, and What? of CMT Guatemala

As every Monday at 11am for many years, CMT staff meets for about 2 hours. We have had wonderful opportunities to read the Bible and many other books, to pray together, to share different reports of the work we do weekly, to encourage one-another, to be accountable, to build capacity, to reflect, to discern, to have visits and learn from them, to walk, to visit other ministries (or walk in Downtown Guatemala City), to share stories of Grace... To be one! Today was very special. Last week, one of the staff members (Fito), sent us a beautiful question through our Whatsapp group. The question was, "What are we doing to do with the things that are ...

Beauty and Affliction

For the past few weeks, Guatemala City has experienced lots of challenges for several reasons that probably some of you are aware of. Turmoil due different demonstrations demanding resignations, less taxes, nationalization of the energy, etc., and what most recently happened at the Safe Home, in San José Pinula. (For more information, you can check on many media news). In the midst of all this unrest in the City, we sadly experienced the loss of two close relatives of the network members. We grieve with them! Lastly, but not least, we are experiencing another hard situation in one of the Youth Correctional Centers: two supervisors were ...

Healing Together

Kathleen O’Connor once said, “The first condition for healing is to bring the pain and suffering into view.” At CMT Guatemala we believe it is through remembering that we heal. It is through bringing our pain to sight that we start the process of reconstructing our broken selves. One of the ways that CMT ministers to Guatemala City is through what we call “ministry of memory.” We walk our city visiting the different places that have marked our history with sorrow and lament. We bring our suffering to the surface in order to heal. During the last weekend of February CMT's staff had the blessing to practice the ministry of memory with the ...

Timothy Leadership Training: A Second Generation

As a Local Leadership Foundation, the Center for Transforming Mission -CMT- Guatemala is committed to engage leaders of faith and good will, build the organizational capacity of others, and nurture joint initiatives, as a way to contribute to the social and spiritual renewal of the beautiful and challenging Guatemala City! A couple of weeks ago, we launched the "second generation" of the Timothy Leadership Training program,  which is an initiative that empowers local lay leaders, Pastors and Chaplains in order to find viable ways of collaboration that will seek the peace in the communities where they live and serve. This program is being facilit...