Lifting Up Hope Continues: Sister Parishes Forming in Chile


Mission Partnership Committee Invites You to Partner with a Parish of the Pentecostal Church of Chile

Through the generosity of congregations throughout the Massachusetts Conference, the Lifting Up Hope campaign enabled our sisters and brothers in the Pentecostal Church of Chile (IPC) to provide more than 300 Blessing Cabins to church members who lost their homes following the earthquake and tsunami of February, 27 2010.

In a powerful statement on the meaning of this thirty-year partnership between the MACUCC and the IPC, Bishop Muñoz of Chile said that, “Through the response of the churches of Massachusetts, we knew that our sisters and brothers felt our pain and suffering in their own flesh and blood.”

The Blessing Cabins have ensured that no one in the Pentecostal Church of Chile was left homeless, but the work of rebuilding and healing continues.

Today, the pastors and leaders of the Pentecostal Church of Chile have asked churches in Massachusetts to form sister parish relationships with six Chilean churches in cities and towns that were most severely affected by the earthquake. These communities include:

Vichupuén
Hualañe
Constitución
Talca
Talcahuan and Cerro La Gloria
Pichilemu

The sister parish relationship would include mutual prayers, sharing information, building relationships and sharing financial resources to support ongoing relief and reconstruction work. These sister parish relationships are envisioned to last for a period of three years, and may include visits to or from Chile during this time.

If you are interested in learning more about this ministry opportunity, please contact Karen Methot at methotk@macucc.org.