A group of young people from Chimaltenango in Guatemala have undertaken an Advent pilgrimage of the five dioceses that make up the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America – the Anglican Church in Central America. Led by their parish priest, Father Miguel Salanic, and his wife Roselia, the 14 teenagers visited Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama.
During the trip, the youngsters shared a message of unity, and sought to inspire other young people, the clergy and bishops they met. Using drama, the group demonstrated that the love of God is the only safe refuge from the challenges and temptations that young people face today.
The trip was carried undertaken in a small van using alternating drivers; and was financed by the youngsters from their own resources and a small loan.
“It has been an enriching experience that has allowed us not only to share very pleasant moments with the brothers and sisters of the province but it also has allowed us to see in our own flesh the world that develops between the border limits of the isthmus,” Father Miguel said. “We are very grateful with those who welcomed us with open arms, with signs of support and solidarity not only from our church but from the people of God, because when the Holy Spirit guides our walk all their children can recognise him.”