Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Minneapolis

MISSION GUATEMALA

Interested in Mission Guatemala. Contact Pastor Steve.

Founded in 1991 by Padre Horacio Castillo, ILAG ministers to people from the margins of Guatemalan society, particularly the indigenous poor. The church has about 2,000 members in 17 congregations. ILAG also operates two elementary schools in Guatemala City. The ILAG pastoral team is represented by several pastors, evangelists, and catechists who typically work with more than one congregation. Bishop Castillo retired in 2014, and Pastor Karen Castillo now serves as President of the ILAG and as the primary contact for US congregations.

In June 2005, the Saint Paul Area Synod assembly passed a resolution establishing a companion synod relationship with the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (the Augustinian Lutheran Church of Guatemala or ILAG). 

A key component of the companion synod relationship is for congregations in the Saint Paul Area Synod to be matched with ILAG congregations. The relationship is grounded in prayer, communication, visits, financial support, education, and participation.  Our Savior’s has San Isidro Labrador, our partner congregation in Guatemala.