Augustana visits San Agustin in La Esmeralda

A delegation of eleven from Augustana Lutheran in St. Paul, Minnesota visited their partner congregation, San Agustin in La Esmeralda (near Dolores, Petén).  They got to see the new church being built, help ordain a new minister (Fabián), participate in baptisms, first communions and confirmations.  They also enjoyed lively activities and a lot of fellowship.

First communion.

First communion.

Baptisms.

Baptisms.

Jill with the kids.

John, Jill and Pastor Mark with the kids.

Andrew drawing with the kids.

Andrew drawing with the kids.

The delegation in front of the new church.

The delegation in front of the new church.

Our new ordained pastor, Fabián between pastors Mark and Karen.

Our new ordained pastor, Fabián between pastors Mark and Karen.

Ben and the kids.

Ben and the kids.

Elliot and others giving out school supplies.

Elliot and others giving out school supplies.

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