Christ the King from Atlanta visits Israel, Quiché

Pastor Brian and the crew from Christ the King Lutheran in Atlanta visited ILA Jesús de los milagros in Israel, Quiché the second week of July, 2014.  The two churches worshipped together, shared many meals and traded activities.  Fun, fellowship and growth in Christ was had by all!  These two churches are partners and this is the second visit from Christ the King.

Posted in ILA Jesús de Los Milagros –Israel, Playa Grande, Quiché, Partnerships, St. Michael's Atlanta

Leader’s Retreat July, 2014

Over the weekend of July 5th and 6th leaders from the congregations of ILAG congregated at the Lutheran Center for sessions on Lutheranism, Singing, Living Healthy and many other topics.  There were 25 leaders from 15 congregations.  The following are some photos from when the leaders were given a new book donated by the Lutheran World Federation about cooperation between Lutherans and Catholics.LWF_book1 LWF_book2 LWF_book3 LWF_book4

Posted in Leadership Development

A new truck to visit the communities

With the generous help of ELCA churches a new truck was purchased to be used to visit the communities.  More help is still needed to pay of the truck, but ILAG did not have any vehicle to visit with so the need was great and immediate.  The photo is of the pastoral team blessing the truck.

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Posted in Partnerships, Pastoral visits

Pastors Karen and Esther visit Austin, Texas

Pastors Karen and Esther visited Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Austin, Texas.  Shepherd of the Hills is a long time partner with ILA Virgen del Rosario en Aurora, Alta Verapas.  The photo was taken when Pastor Karen was preaching in Shepherd of the Hills.karen_texas2014

Posted in Aurora, ILA Virgen del Rosario - Aurora, Chaman Alta Verapas, Shepherd of the Hills

Health Retreat June 2014

On May 30th and June 1st one of two annual health retreats happened.  The photo is Dr. Rafael Sanez giving a class on acupuncture.

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Posted in Health

Resurrection and Como Park Lutheran Churches Visit Santa Amelia

Two congregations from St. Paul, Minnesota visited our congregation in Santa Amelia in March (2014). They are Como Park Lutheran and Resurrection Lutheran. They are both in partnership with ILA San José in Santa Amelia.

The congregation, San José at Santa Amelia, Petén.

The congregation, San José at Santa Amelia, Petén.

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The delegation from Resurrection and Como Park, both from St. Paul, MN.

Janet with a new baby.
Janet with a new baby.

Ruth making a coco drink.

Ruth making a coco drink.

Some Santa Amelia musicians entertaining for the mass and for a dance later.

Some Santa Amelia musicians entertaining for the mass and for a dance later.

 

Posted in Como Park Lutheran, ILA San José – Santa Amelia Dolores Petén, Partnerships, Resurrection Lutheran, St. Paul

DELIVERY OF BOOKS TO THE SCHOOL

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Posted in Colegio Luterano Agustino - El Mirador

Mount Olivet from Minneapolis visits the Rio Negro Communities

A group of 11 members of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota visited ILAG, February 15-26, 2014.  They visited two congregations on Rio Negro in Quechi, Nuevo Porvenir and Playito Cero Alto.  They also helped with a Women’s retreat and visited the elementary school in El Mirador.  Enjoy the following pictures.

 

The group from Mount Olivet having lunch in Playita.

The group from Mount Olivet having lunch in Playita.

Big Don relaxing and waiting for the boat.
Big Don relaxing and waiting for the boat.

Pastors Karen and Drew preside over the ordination of Raul  Cao at Nuevo Porvenir.
Pastors Karen and Drew preside over the ordination of Raul Cao at Nuevo Porvenir.

Playing with the kids at Nuevo Porvenir.
Playing with the kids at Nuevo Porvenir.

The welcome at Playita.

The welcome at Playita.

 

Erlindo the leader of Playita.

Erlindo the leader of Playita.

 

Pastors Drew and Karen perform 2 weddings and 2 baptisms at Playita.

Pastors Drew and Karen perform 2 weddings and 2 baptisms at Playita.

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Doctor Paul and Pastor Karen teach a class at the women's retreat.

Doctor Paul and Pastor Karen teach a class at the women’s retreat.

Holy yoga at the women's retreat.

Holy yoga at the women’s retreat.

 

Posted in ILA Espíritu Santo – Porvenir de los Martines, Río Negro, ILA Parroquia Luterana Agustina – Playito Cerro Alto, Rio Negro, Mount Olivet Lutheran, Uncategorized

National Council Meeting, February 7-11, 2014

The biannual National Council Meeting was held Feb. 7-11 at the Lutheran Center.  Many things were accomplished, including

  • Bishop Horacio’s retirement was celebrated.
  • Pastor Karen was installed as the new President of ILAG.
  • Reports from all the ILAG congregations were delivered to the council.
  • Classes were taught in  theology, hygiene, youth ministry, ELCA/ILAG partnerships and “What it means to be a Lutheran”.
  • Both Saint Paul Area Synod and the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA had representatives here to help celebrate the retirement and the installation.
  • Great fellowship was had by all with conversations, singing and studying God’s word.
  • About 100 people attended the Lutheran mass on Sunday.

 

Julio Lux from La Esmeralda submit's his church's report.

Julio Lux from La Esmeralda submit’s his church’s report.

The Lutheran mass celebrating the retirement and the installation.
The Lutheran mass celebrating the retirement and the installation.

Pastor Jonathon and President Castillo
Pastor Jonathon and President Castillo

 

 

Posted in Education, Leadership Development

Ch’ina’us Li Ch’utam

At the national council, February 8-11, 2014 the community members recorded this hymn in Q’eqchi.

Posted in Leadership Development, Music