By Rodolfo —
On Sunday January 13th I went with Kara and my Leadership Group friends, Celson, Doris and Jacinto, to visit St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Renton. I enjoyed it, but it is different from our Catholic church where we are members. I felt comfortable participating because it was similar. We pray to and serve the same God. The only difference was the Eucharist. The bread and wine were different, but they are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus. In this worship service, the people were very kind and friendly. It was a very special experience. I thank God for giving me this experience, and I ask that God bless Roger and Judy and all the members. Thank you for inviting us.
By Roger Paulsen –
On Sunday, we welcomed Kara and the leadership team to our service of worship. Kara has visited St. Andrew in the past, but for most of the pequeños this was their first worship experience in a Protestant church. The visit coincided with the welcoming of new members into the congregation, which provided the opportunity to emphasize our ecumenical ties to Christians around the world. The service included a sharing of the Apostles’ Creed and an open invitation to participate in the Sacrament of Communion. Following the service, members of the congregation who visited NPH Honduras in July, hosted a lunch at the church for our guests. It was a great honor to welcome our NPH guests, and to deepen the relationship with our Christian brothers and sisters in Central America.
All the students really enjoyed the visit to St. Andrew! It was interesting, especially to the ones who had never been to worship outside the Catholic tradition to see so many parallels, they especially enjoyed the sprinkling of the water to remember our baptism, and the music! Thanks again for the wonderful welcome. I am so grateful. -Kara