Walking Together

More than 20 ELCA congregations partner with the 17 congregations of the ILAG as well as the grade school. These companion partnerships model the values of accompaniment: mutuality, inclusivity, vulnerability, empowerment, and sustainability. To this end, walking with the ILAG means more than traveling to Guatemala or sending financial contributions – it is about building relationships and growing deeper in our faith through one another. See the full list of companion congregations.

 

 

Prayerful Support

Partnership congregations pray for each other every Sunday during worship, and other times throughout the week. Naming each other in prayer keeps partners at the center of relationship.

 

Communication

Congregations are encouraged to write regularly to their companions in Guatemala. Email ilagcompanions@gmail.com to learn more about how to send letters to your companion congregation.

 

Projects

Throughout its history, the ILAG has funded projects to help improve the lives of members in the church. In 2014, the dry latrine project was successfully completed. In 2015, a clean water project brought cisterns and filters to every family. Other projects include a hymnal distribution and the women’s education center. To learn more about supporting these projects, email ilagcompanions@gmail.com.

 

Travel

Hundreds of people have traveled to Guatemala to visit their Lutheran companions. These experiences are a way to immerse yourself in companionship and get to know your companion partners. Visiting your companions is not centered around the concept of doing work projects, but rather centered around building relationships and learning about one another. Discover more about traveling & begin your travel process.