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Guatemala-missions

"Transformation Through Education" 

April 29 - May 5

Calling all Pastors, Christian Educators and Classroom Teachers! 

 

Join the Presbytery of Baltimore’s Guatemala Partnership on a specially-designed trip that will provide inspiration and new ideas for helping people encounter the life-transforming power of God through education. CEDPCA, our Central American partner, is an ecumenical organization whose work in Biblical and Theological Education has been transforming the lives of people in Central America for 30 years. This trip will enable us to see first-hand the work they have been doing in the area of education, discover the methods and tools that have brought them success, and consider some of the challenges they have had to face along the way.    

What to Expect

1.     Experience some of CEDEPCA's accomplishments in changing lives through education and explore the promise and possibility of using education to transform peoples’ perspectives, self- perception and spiritual lives.

2.     Learn about the educational programs and methodologies that have proven successful in reaching otherwise marginalized groups (both children and adults), as well as those that have resulted in transforming lives and communities for the better, with a special focus on issues of social justice, personal worth, and spiritual health.

3.    Become more aware of the educational challenges facing those in Guatemala and discover ways we can support these programs through our partnership with CEDEPCA.

4.    Deepen bonds of friendship and mutuality among members of our group and CEDEPCA.

 

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Trip Details

1.    Cost: $1500 inclusive of all program costs, airfare, in-country transportation, all meals, and lodging. Financial assistance available.

2.    Travel Dates: April 29- May 5, 2019

3.    Registration deadline: March 11, 2019 ($500 deposit due)

4.    All discussion will be held in English and Spanish.

5.   Questions? Contact: Susan Krehbiel 410-433-2012, skrehbiel@baltimorepresbytery.org

 

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About CEDEPCA . . .

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Members of Guatemala Partnership and CEDEPCA gather meet during a recent trip to Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CEDEPCA, or the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America, is an ecumenical educational organization based in Guatemala that works to transform lives in Central America. They have four areas of focus: Biblical and Theological Training, Women’s Ministry, Disaster Ministry and Intercultural Encounters. CEDEPCA has been a reconciliation partner with the Presbytery of Baltimore since 2015. Members of our Presbytery have visited Guatemala on trips focused on Women's Ministry, the Enneagram, and Racial Reconciliation. We plan two trips per year to Guatemala and our Guatemalan partners also come to visit us here in Baltimore. Members of our Presbytery are welcome to become a part of our work with CEDEPCA, and can contact Deb Milcarek, Associate for Reconciliation, if they would like to become more involved.

History of CEDEPCA
CEDEPCA began its biblical-theological education for clergy and lay persons in 1987, during Guatemala's Civil War. The war began with a political coup over land reform. It progressed to Mayan genocide, and culminated in the wholesale murder of Christian social reform activists. It was clear to CEDEPCA founders that life-denying theology needed to be confronted with Reformed ideas, made available to anyone who dared to explore a new theology that would prepare them for service in Jesus' name. To learn more about CEDEPCA's work, visit their website, www.CEDEPCA.org.