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5 Fun Volunteer Ideas for 2021

April 29, 2021

Do you want to make the world a better place? If so, then maybe it is time to look at your favorite non-profits for volunteer opportunities. Volunteer ideas can range from working at an animal shelter to supporting and empowering young girls in Honduras through fun activities. ...

A village in Honduras
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How Does Poverty in Latin America Affect Children?

April 19, 2021

Poverty is an unfortunate reality for far too many people who live in Latin America. It’s not a temporary situation that passes; poverty can be a generational and a significant societal issue. Those who experience poverty can find it harder to achieve social mobility, while those ...

A Honduran Girl Receiving Ashes on Ash Wednesday
Lent Meditations

2021 Lenten Meditations – Good Friday, April 2nd

April 1, 2021

Philippians 2: 5-8

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 

7 but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
...

A Child being Blessed by a Pastor
Lent Meditations

2021 Lenten Meditations – Friday, March 26th

March 25, 2021

Matthew 6: 9-13

Jesus said:

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

10 your kingdom come,

your will be done,

    on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts,
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Lent Meditations

2021 Lenten Meditations – Friday, March 19th

March 18, 2021

Saint Luke 23: 33-34

When they reached the place called the Skull, the soldiers nailed Jesus to the cross. They also nailed the two criminals, one to the right and the other to the left of Jesus.

Soon after, Jesus said:

«Father, forgive all these people! They don't know what ...

Reverend Galeano delivering Ashes on Ash Wednesday to a Honduran Girl
Lent Meditations

2021 Lenten Meditations – Friday, March 12th

March 11, 2021

Luke 4:24-27

24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was ...

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Lent Meditations

2021 Lenten Meditations – Friday, March 5th

March 5, 2021

Philippians 2: 3

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”

An anonymous quote says: The happiest people are not those who have the best of everything, but those who do the best with what they have.

Doing ...

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Why Do We Celebrate World Day of Social Justice?

February 19, 2021

Every year on February 20th, people worldwide observe a significant day known as the World Day of Social Justice. As the name suggests, this United Nations day of observance sheds light on the need “to search for solutions to achieve sustainable development, poverty eradication, the ...

OLR Girl Receiving Ashes for Ash Wednesday
Lent Meditations

2021 Lenten Meditations – Friday, February 26th

February 25, 2021

Joel 2:13

Rip open your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and compassionate.

It was an ancient custom that the person who was ashamed of his sin and wanted to show he had repented would tear his clothes as an outward sign of penance. ...

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