Matheny/Nebelsick January 2010 news

January 6, 2010

Dear Friends,

Today is the celebration of the Coming of the Magi.  It is the last day of the Christmas season and the beginning of the season of Epiphany.  We have taken down our Christmas trees and put away our ornaments.  The Christmas pudding has been eaten and the smells of Christmas are fading from our houses.  I know it is time to look forward yet I can’t help but to look back at the preceding weeks with longing and nostalgia.

This year we spent a Christmas season surrounded by the sounds and sights of a traditional American Christmas.  … Continue

Matheny/Nebelsick October 2009 news

October 31, 2009

Dear Friends,

The last time we wrote, Paul, Rachie and I were in the Philippines where the sun stood high in Manila sky and it seemed as if the days would never end.  Since then, Paul, Rachel Marie and I have returned to the U.S. for our year of interpretation assignment. We are now living for a year at the Overseas Ministries Studies Center in New Haven CT.  We look forward to this year as a time to get to know all of you better, to communicate with you more effectively and to spend time together as a family.… Continue

Karla Koll – June 2010 Prayer Letter

Greetings from Guatemala as folks here begin to recover from the passage of Tropical Storm Agatha. I had hoped to get this letter off yesterday, but I have yet to talk to Judith Castañeda, the General Coordinator of CEDEPCA. The most of the CEDEPCA staff in Guatemala City were able to gather in the office yesterday. Many of the people who work at CEDEPCA have been helping in shelters in their neighborhoods. I hope there will be some official communication from CEDEPCA for all of you soon. Here's the news I do have. [...]