Upcoming Visit from Mission Co-workers in Guatemala by Kathy Gorman-Coombs

Mission Co-workers Guatemala

A Visit from Mission Co-workers Sandi & Brian Thompson-Royer
Saturday, May 7 thru Tuesday, May 10

From May 7th to 11th, the Presbytery’s Guatemala Partnership Task Force will have the pleasure and privilege of hosting Sandi and Brian Thompson-Royer, Mission Co-workers in Guatemala, for a mission interpretation visit.  Sandi and Brian have been living and working in Xela (and throughout Guatemala) since 2014, and have many stories to share.  Sandi works with the Sinodica, the IENPG (Guatemalan Presbyterian Church) version of Presbyterian Women, and with the Presbyterials (Presbytery level Women’s Organizations) of several presbyteries.  Brian assists and supports her in this work and is involved in a variety of ministry projects in Guatemala.  Sandi and Brian have been a tremendous asset to the recent growth of our partnership with the Mam people, living as they do in the heart of the Mam Presbytery, and working particularly closely with the leaders of that Presbytery, and particularly with the Mam women.

Sandi and Brian Thompson-Royer

We are really excited about this opportunity, and want to share with and invite you to several events around the Presbytery where they will be sharing about their ministry:

Sunday, May 8th:  10 AM — Worship at:
United Presbyterian Church of Cambridge
81 E Main St, Cambridge, NY 12816
Visitors from other churches are welcome!

Monday, May 9th: 1 PM — Lunch with Presbyterian Women
Trinity Presbyterian Church

185 Swaggertown Road, Scotia, NY 12302
Lunch to be provided, taking a Free Will offering to help cover costs

Tuesday, May 10th: Dinner at — 6 PM Dinner, 7 PM presentation
Mayfield Presbyterian Church
22 N Main St, Mayfield, NY 12117
Dinner provided, free will offering taken to cover costs

There are also plans in process for dinner and a meeting at Troy Area United Ministries on Monday night; contact me (Kathy Gorman-Coombs) at e-mail below if you want to hear about that when plans are finalized.

If you have questions or would like to meet them but are not available for any of the events above, please contact me, Kathy Gorman-Coombs, at [email protected] and I’ll do my best to make that happen.

Rev. Kathy Gorman-Coombs
Chair, Guatemala Partnership Task Force

Kathy Gorman-CoombsKathy serves as co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY. In addition to working as a Teaching Elder, Kathy earned her Master of Social Work from Rockefeller College at SUNY Albany, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker and works part-time as a Domestic Violence Counselor at the YWCA of Schenectady, where her work includes a support group for women at the County Jail. You can reach Kathy at [email protected].