5 results for month: 07/2017


You Are Very Welcome!

"You are an answer to our prayers. I thank God for the friends who connected us". - Verónica Sosa A huge interest for the work that the Center for Transforming Mission -CMT- Guatemala does in the City has to do with "trust". Trust is kind of a fuel that helps move relations, interactions, growth, learning processes, etc. How would you define "trust"? For us, something very beautiful happened a month ago that helped us actually "see" trust in a tangible way. We got a call from the Director of the "God Is First" English Academy, saying that she was referred to us by another member of the network. She heard good things about the work we do, and ...

A Reason to Celebrate

Almost a year ago, Ageo Pérez, a good friend and network member, lost his job. He worked for more than five years in a multinational company that sells iron. We found out that he was fired, and called him to see what would he do. A few weeks later, we both came with the idea that could benefit us all in a very concrete way: The idea was to build a couple of urban gardens. One to be built at CMT's offices; the other, where he lives. A year has passed. We have learned so many things, as we were sharing today in a conversation we had. We all need patience; we all need a group of friends who is willing to walk alongside us during the process. And... ...

2017 Newsletter

On behalf of the Center for Transforming Mission -CMT- Guatemala we are grateful for the opportunity to see and celebrate good news in the hard places. We deeply believe that what is happening contributes to the social and spiritual renewal of our beloved City of Guatemala. We share with you what has happened so far in 2017, that includes stories and  challenges to keep engaging leaders of faith and good will, building organizational capacity, and nurturing joint initiatives as a way to see people and organizations working together for a city where its wounds are being transformed into joy and peace. Please read CMTGuatemala 2017 Newsletter, share ...

Carta Informativa 2017

En nombre del equipo del Centro para la Misión Transformadora -CMT- Guatemala, estamos muy agradecidos por la oportunidad de ver y celebrar buenas noticias en lugares difíciles. Creemos profundamente que lo que está ocurriendo contribuye con la renovación social y espiritual de nuestra amada ciudad de Guatemala. En esta ocasión, compartimos lo que ha ocurrido hasta ahora en 2017, que incluye algunas historias y desafíos para continuar conectando líderes de fe y buena voluntad, construyendo capacidad organizacional, y nutriendo iniciativas en conjunto como una manera de ver personas y organizaciones que trabajan unidas por una ciudad cuyas ...

Some Time Ago…

By Marisa Mayorga, Fundación Gedeón CEO Some time ago (around 2012), I was exposed to community leaders, leading faith-based organizations that were established inside some very difficult and forgotten places in Guatemala city. A couple of years later, I met CMT, who to me, is a friend of all these amazing organizations doing community-based work in at-risk areas. In 2014, CMT visited the organization where I work (Fundación Gedeón- Gideon Foundation) and they “sat on our table”. They learned about our passion for understanding underlying cultural beliefs that drive our Guatemalan -good and bad- behavior, and about working with the elite ...