Dear Friends in Christ,
Epiphany greetings to you, to your family, and to your congregational family of faith.
Attached you will find our first missionary update of 2022. It includes some overall highlights from 2021, as well as some personal reflections on a trip I made to Mexico right before Christmas to reconnect with the vital work of our AMMPARO companions there with migrants and refugees.
Over the past two years, we all have been challenged to learn new ways to remain connected during the pandemic. While in-person is better, a "virtual missionary visit" is a viable alternative via platforms like Zoom, Teams, etc. In fact, I just did my first virtual visit of 2022 this past Sunday with an Adult Forum class of an ELCA congregation in Gettysburg, PA.
If you think this would be of interest to a particular committee or group in your church, please let me know and we can begin exploring the possibilities together.
Hope to hear from you soon. In the meantime, take care and stay healthy.
With peace, Stephen & Marta