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Mission Partnerships

Guatemala Mission Co-Workers: Ministry Transition Update

Hola to the dear friends at our supporting churches,

As some of you already know, our term as Mission Co-Workers ends this year. After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to move back to Spokane, Washington. Eric will complete his Mission Co-Worker term in mid-June and Betsey will continue through the end of December working remotely with CEDEPCA and also doing Interpretation Ministry – communicating with U.S. churches about CEDEPCA’s work. 

We want to express to you how grateful we are for you coming alongside us and supporting us! You have shared in our dismay at pandemic set-backs, our excitement in finding new ways to connect virtually, our anxiety and awe in moving to Guatemala during uncertain times, and our joys of forming relationships and participating in meaningful work. Your financial support not only made it possible for us to be here, it also made us feel seen and our work valued. We encourage you to join us in continuing to support PC(USA) mission co-workers and CEDEPCA to be a part of God’s work toward a just and peaceful world. Our colleagues in both circles are truly inspiring.

What’s next for us? Eric will be returning to the Spokane Symphony to make beautiful music and will also begin a job as a Financial Advisor with U.S. Bank. Betsey will be preaching in and around Spokane, will return to Guatemala to accompany a group in August and will travel with CEDEPCA co-worker Pamela Liquez to Pennsylvania and Virginia in October to talk about women’s issues. In January, Betsey hopes to continue accompanying CEDEPCA in other ways while she jumps back into local ministry – although what that will look like is yet to be determined. When we accepted positions as Mission Co-Workers, we hoped that this season in Guatemala would inform our future work as musician and pastor with the U.S. church, and we are eager to see how this new phase takes shape. God goes before us! 

For sure, we look forward to being closer to our boys (Henry continues studying at Seattle Pacific University, Owen will start at Whitworth University in the fall). Zoey will begin High School this year, and while she will miss her Guatemalan friends whom she has come to cherish, she looks forward to forging new friendships and reuniting with old Spokane classmates in this next phase of life.

Thank you again for accompanying us for part or all of the last four+ years. Our term is not over yet, so we ask for your continued prayers and support, especially around our move date of June 7. Know that you will continue to hear CEDEPCA ministry updates from Betsey through the end of this year!

With love, hope, and gratitude,
Eric and Betsey Moe
PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers, CEDEPCA Guatemala

Guatemala Mission Partners
Betsey & Eric Moe

Hamblen partners with Mission Co-Workers Betsey & Eric Moe as they work with the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA), a long-time Presbyterian World Mission partner. Click here to learn more about our work in Guatemala. ​

Friends in Guatemala
Event in Guatemala
Students in Guatemala

Mission Trips

Mission trips are an excellent opportunity to put faith in action.  They are also incredibly formative experiences.  

YOUTH (9th-12 graders)

Each summer the high school youth of HPPC go on a mission trip where we serve others, grow in faith, and bond as a group through travel and service. We love having the chance to work together, and the past mission trips to Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and Ganado, Arizona have been amazing! Check out our Youth Ministries page, including mission trips, here.​​ Contact Mitchel Pierce, Director of Next Gen Ministries, at mitchelp@hamblenpres.org with questions.​

GUATEMALA

There are many ways to be involved in this mission partnership. Participate in a trip (speaking Spanish is an asset, but not required); give financially to the mission fund; pray for the partnership. We not only hope to make a lasting difference in the lives of Guatemalans, we expect that our lives and perspectives will be transformed as well. Contact Mary Mattie at mattiemk@comcast.net for information about the next trip!

Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church

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