Greetings from Guatemala during this Lenten season. Easter week (Semana Santa) is the largest and most significant Christian celebration in Guatemala.
About Bruno and Kathleen Soucy
Bruno and Kathleen have served with CBM since 2006, first in Rwanda and now as Latin America Team Leaders, since 2014. They support CBM’s Field Staff, church partners, and programs in Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Bruno and Kathleen are passionate about working with local churches in Latin America to develop sustainable growth and transformational impact in their communities. They assist Canadian church mission efforts and church engagement locally and globally through meaningful short-term mission experiences and partnership possibilities in Latin America. Bruno has broad experience in technical and management roles in Agricultural Credit in many areas of Canada. Before joining CBM, Kathleen worked in agricultural research, in Pregnancy Resource Centers in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick, and as an area manager for the Canadian Cancer Society in New Brunswick.
Bruno and Kathleen have three married children – Caroline & Jonathan Selig, Laura & Jonathan Vokey, and Benjamin & Elissa Stoddart, and seven grandchildren.
This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. - 1 John 4:10 In the season of Advent, we remember to anticipate the birth of Jesus, the Messiah. While we wait, we do not have to be passive! We can move and act in love, even when it seems the good that we do will not change the outcome.
Voici en quoi consiste l’amour : ce n’est pas nous qui avons aimé Dieu, mais c’est lui qui nous a aimés ; aussi a-t-il envoyé son Fils pour expier nos péchés. 1 Jean 4:10 Au temps de l'Avent, nous nous rappelons d'anticiper la naissance de Jésus, le Messie. En attendant, nous n'avons pas à être passifs ! Nous pouvons bouger et agir dans amour, même s'il semble que le bien que nous faisons ne changera pas le résultat.
We continue to work from home, connecting regularly with the 10 partner organizations and denomination in the 5 countries where CBM has partners in our region. Like all of you, we have adapted to Covid-19 imposed restrictions, and are getting tired of it.
Gracious Father, we give you thanks because you listen to our prayers. We thank you for meeting us in and helping us persevere through deep challenges.