Building Puentes means building bridges – and is the name of a commitment between the ELCA Caribbean Synod and Metro D.C. Synod. Every congregation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was affected by Hurricane Maria. Let us break through the chasms that divide and build bridges with fellow Lutheran siblings on the mainland and on the islands affected by storm devastation. Local leaders have been working tirelessly given their new reality. As part of the Building Puentes call, we will build connections and true relationship with work trips and aid. We will develop new and organic ways to connect and live into our mutual call to follow the Light no darkness can overcome. This we can do together.