On January 17, 2012, a delegation of Illinois Maya Ministries members met with Vitalino Similox and Nora Colom in Guatemala City at the offices of Concejo Ecumenico Cristiano de Guatemala. Vitalino and Nora had visited Illinois in the fall of 2011 and we had met them then. This was a return visit to learn more about their work. They are affiliated with Global Ministries in Indianapolis, and are developing a partnership with the Disciples of Christ Region that includes Illinois.
The council does work coordinating a Christian witness in Guatemala. The blue poster, above lists the member organizations. Please note also the web address. (You can also reach their website by clicking on the blue underlined name of the organization in the first line of this post, it is a hot link.)
We had a pleasant visit. It was their first day back after their honeymoon - they were married earlier in January!
Our delegation was composed of Martha Pierce, Rev. Michael Swartz and Jeanne Omelia of IMM and Sydney of CRLN - the Chicago Religious Leadership Network.