Greetings from Guatemala during this Lenten season. Easter week (Semana Santa) is the largest and most significant Christian celebration in Guatemala. Anyone who has visited during this time of year will remember the spectacular alfombras – carpets of colourful flowers and dyed sawdust and other natural products that make up these beautiful displays laid down on the streets in preparation for the processionals depicting the life of Christ and his crucifixion during holy week. This will be the first time since the beginning of COVID that these public displays will be allowed. Holy Week which begins on Palm Sunday, is a wonderful opportunity to talk with people about Jesus.
As we collaborate with partners in Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Bolivia we ask that you pray for church leaders and for those who are living out their faith in their communities.