The Associate communities have been doing their best to accompany one another this whole year. Both Mexico and U.S. Associates had their assemblies online. We are encouraged by the way our Associates have learned how to use technology for these processes. The Mexico Associate Assembly was celebrated over several weeks, culminating with the transition to a new team. The U.S. Associates also used technology to transition to a new coordinating committee.
We welcome Leticia Guerrero as coordinator in Mexico and Lorraine Ewers as coordinator in the U.S. The Peru Associates continue in their process and joined the Mexico Associate assembly; several participated with gratitude.
The Associates participated with us in the weekly prayer process for Lent and Easter and the online March 25 retreat. The Incarnate Word Family was felt during the celebrations of our Congregational Feast.
We are grateful to Leticia Nacher and Maria Elena Schuerman for their leadership during the past three years of the Mexico and U.S. Associates. Their service has helped us grow as an Incarnate Word Family.