Our VENEZUELA 2013 Photo Page 1 - Residing at Acción Ecuménica Retreat Center
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
This web page heading was created and published from
Guatemala City, Guatemala, on July 25, 2013
Visits to this web page:
  • Photo Page 1 - Steve and Jose residing at Accion Ecumenica  CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 2 - Seminar on the Bible and homosexuality with Reflections of Venezuela CLICK HERE
  • Photo Page 3 - Meeting with pro-LGBT clergy and religious lay leaders on  CLICK HERE
Cesar Henriquez,
Director of Acción
Maria Bozo
Mauro Bellesi
Mauro Bellesi
Steve Parelli                        Mauri Bellesi
Jose Ortiz
Guest Room, Accion Ecumenia
View from Retreat Center,
Accion Ecumenia
Mauri Bellesi (standing),
Jose Ortiz
Jose Ortiz, (left)
Maurio Bellesi (right)
Maurio Bellesi (left)
Maria Bozo (right)
Acción Ecuménica has two separate buildings:  
(1) A medical clinic and offices for general operations
(including a conference room and a kitchen for staff),
(2) waking distance from the general offices on the
same street, a retreat center with guest rooms, a
conference hall, kitchen, several private shower stalls,
and a huge library (rows upon rows of books and
literature on religion and sexual diversity and related

Steve and Jose stayed in a guest room in the
retreat center.
 Mauro Bellesi, one of the leaders of
Accion Ecumenica who acted as Steve and Jose’s host
and guide while in Caracas, also resided in the retreat
center and was always on hand when needed.  A
second staff member, Maria Bozo, who worked closely
with Mauro was also available for assisting us, especially
in transporting us by car (to the Wednesday evening
Reflections of Venezuela Foundations meeting, making
a money order, and some shopping for groceries).
Dinner for four
Left to right:  Jose
Ortiz, Maurio Bellesi,
and Maria Bozo
Photo lay-out and script of this web page was created on October
8, 2013, in the Bronx, NY, and published on October 9, 2013