Posts by First Trinity Lutheran Church

¡Hola de Guatemala!

Hello from Guatemala! The team is doing well and have had a great first couple of days getting settled in at Casa Bernabé. Here’s a little bit about what we’ve learned: The orphanage operates in family units. There are nine “casas” (houses) around the property: 4 for girls, 4 for boys, and 1 baby house. Each casa has a Christian couple serving as house parents, one helper (often one of the teachers), and 10-15 kids (including any biological kids the…

When God Left the Building

[youtube]http://youtu.be/PiwhjsguUC8[/youtube] A pervasive part of the American fabric is fraying and decaying before our eyes. The church is withering. Though the vast majority (77%) of Americans identify themselves as Christians, they have largely stopped attending church. Less than 20% of the population now makes it to church in a typical week. Some 4000 churches are closing every year. It’s a major and unprecedented social upheaval. The film follows a church that has seen its attendance plunge from 900 to 40.…