building puentes

Supporting Our Siblings in Christ in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands

Building Puentes means building bridges

and is the name of a commitment between the Caribbean, Delaware-Maryland and Metro D.C. synods of the ELCA.

Every congregation in Puerto Rico

and the Virgin Islands was affected by Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Breaking through chasms that divide us and building bridges with fellow Lutheran siblings on the mainland and on the islands affected is the number one focus of this ministry.

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From the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Recovery on Caribbean islands after Hurricane Maria was pressing and challenging. Local leaders had been working tirelessly given their new reality.

Videographer Kristina Diaz created the video below to provide a perspective on what is no longer in the headlines.