3 results for month: 08/2017


A Life Invested in Loving Others

Mr. Robert Smith came from the United States in the early 90's after seeing a TV program that invited people to support children in Guatemala. Mr. Smith decided to "come and see" how he could be involved directly. Twenty-something years have passed since that day. Mr. Smith just turned 80 a few months ago, and still remembers that TV show. He came to live to a community that opened the doors for him. In fact, some of his neighbors call him "Papa Bob", just because he has become a dad for many families. At the end of last year, we got an email from a friend of Mr. Smith. He was referred from our accountant. The reason for that email was to contact ...

Theology from Below

"We have to think of something after all the cemetery reflections that we're experiencing. Got to think of something." - Tita Evertsz, Fundación Vidas Plenas A few months ago, the Center for Transforming Mission -CMT- Guatemala facilitated around 5 Cemetery reflections with all Vidas Plenas staff. Together, with a group of +45 urban leaders who work in "La Limonada" community, walked, learned, reflected and engaged Guatemala's history. It was a profound experience and opportunity to practice what we call "The Ministry of Memory". We shared a special blog 3 months ago with comments from the participants. We decided to use the Action-Refle...

Vision Trips of 2017

This year, we have received a total of nine vision trips. Each group has been unique. We have worked with people from distinct backgrounds and paths of life. The first group we had was different from what we are used to at CTM. Our friend, Jeremiah Griswold, brought a group of tattoo artists from Cincinnati, OH who worked tirelessly to cover the tattoos of people who have left behind lives of crime and poverty. During April, we received a group of Masters degree students from Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and in May a group of undergraduate students from Kuyper College in Michigan. Each of these experiences brought profound learning not ...