Recently over 20 parishioners gathered to explore how our Sister Parish encounters transform us and move us to lead lives of purpose. Along the way we shared reflection, discussion, prayer, centering activities, songs, fellowship and food. At one point participants lined up based on the year they first became involved in SJA's relationship with our sister church in Guatemala. The line extended across the room -- starting at 1996 and ending at 2017. It was a visual reminder of the depth and continuity of our loving relationship with our sisters and brothers in Guatemala.