Our GUATEMALA 2013 Photo Page 2 - Meetings in which we participated
This web page was begun on August 28, 2013, in Bogota, Colombia, and completed on September 28, 2013, in
the Bronx, New York,  and published from Bronx, New York,  on September 28, 2013
Visits to this web page:
Date of Visit

June 25 - July 9
July 10 - July 13
July 18
July 13 - August 17
August 17 - September 1
Rev. Steve Parelli and
Jose Ortiz:
Their 2013 Other Sheep
Summer Ministry to Five Latin
American Countries
June 25* - September 1, 2013
*Steve arrived in Peru on June 25th,
Jose on June 28th
Date:  Thursday, July 18, 2013
Place: Offices of Communidad Gay Sampedrana, San Paublo Sula., Hondoras
Group:  Friends and associates of Communidad Gay Samperdrana
 Steve and Jose present a PowePoint on the Bible and homoseuxality
Date:  Friday, July 19, 2013
Place: Offices of ALLI, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
Individuals: ALLI Officers (and TV Reporter Edwin Matta, )
Occasion:  Steve and Jose introduce the ministry of Other Sheep to ALLI and learn about
ALLI from its officers; subsequently, aTV reporter (pictured below) interviews Other Sheep
and ALLI for same evening news boradcast
Date:  Sunday, July 21 , 2013
Place: Amatique Bay Resort & Marina, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, Buffette breakfast
Individual:  President of the Puerto Barrios Ministers' Association, Puerto Barrios,
Guatemala, meets with Steve and Jose by appointment
Occasion:  To discuss the possibility of presenting the mission of Other Sheep to the area
ministerial assocation (this is the evangelical group, not the ecumenical assocation)
Date:  Friday, July 26, 2013
Place: Toco Bell, Zone 4 (Ruta 3 & 7A Aveniida), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Individuals:  Josue Samayoa  (two photos at left, and far right in photo below) of Cristianos
Incluyentes Guatemala  and Carlos Eduardo Izaguirre (at far right in photo below) of PFLAG
 Other Sheep brought together these two groups, meeting for the first time
Date:  Saturday, July 27, 2013
Place: Guatemala City, Guatemala,
Group:  (Photo at left and below) Cristianos Incluyentes Guatemala
Event:  Steve gives the Bible study: a personal telling of his spiritual and
theological journey as a gay Christian
Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2013
Place: Soliel Antigua Resort & Convention Center, Antigua, Guatemala
Group:  (Photo at Left) Cristianos Incluyentes de Guatemala
Occasion:  Four individuals from Inclusive Christians relax with Steve and Jose at
their Soliel Antigua resort.
Date:  Sunday, August 4, 2013
Place: Zona 1,Guatemala City, Guatemala
Group:  PFLAG Guatemala
Event:  Steve and Jose present a PowerPoint on the
Bible and homosexuality
Date:  Sunday, August 4, 2013
Place: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Individuals:  Jonatan Yalivat De Leon Del Valle and his mother
Occasion:  Following the PFLAG event (above), Steve and Jose spend the remainder of the
day with Jonatan and his mother (note:  Steve and Jose casually met Jonatan a year earlier;
subsequently they invited Jonathan and his mother to attend this PFLAG event; this was his
mother's first time to attend such an event; she was very favorably impressed)
Date:  Saturday, August 10, 2013
Place: Municipal building, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Group:  Colectiveo Amigos Contra El Sida
Event:  Steve and Jose speak on a panel on Faith and LGBT Concerns; Steve gives the closing
remarks itemizing what LGBT people of faith can do to engage the faith-community in dialoguing
about LGBT human rights in the context of religion
Date:  Monday, August 12, 2013
Place: Saint Marks Episcopal Church, Quetzaltenago,Guatemala
Group:  Rev. Roberto Armas and IDSO - Iniciative por la Diversidad
Sexual de Occidente
 Introducing the ministry of Other Sheep to like minded people in Quetzaltenago
  • Photo Page 1 - Activists & People with whom we worked  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 2 - Meetings in which we participated  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 3 - Media Coverage (radio and TV)  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 4 - Outreach (from approaching conservative religious leaders to surveying the general public)  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 5 - People we met along the way  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 6 - Transgender's Birthday Party (a private celebration of sexual diversity at a birthday party)  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 7 - Places of interest we visited (from Volcanoes to Myan Ruins)  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 8 - Landscape and Scenery (from the Western Highlands to the Caribbean)  CLICK HERE
Date:  Saturday, July 20, 2013
Place: Amatique Bay Resort & Marina, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, Steve and Jose's
Individuals: Area pastor and individual meet with Steve and Jose by appointment
Occasion:  Steve and Jose present their view on the Bible and homosexuality

Above (left to right):  Jose Ortiz, Esmeralda Avila Arteaga
and Raquel Duarte (of MILDAM), and Steve Parelli
Mujeres Izabalenses Luchando por los Derechos y
Aprendizajers de las Mujeres

Izabal Women Fighting for the Rights and the
Education of Women
Date:  Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Place: An undisclosed evangelical Christian day school
Group:  Sponsored by MILDAM
Occasion:  Jose Ortiz and Steve Parelli present before a student body of high
schoolers on the topic of homosexuality and religion, as married couple