Category Archives: Hispanic family

Reaching Hispanics in the US: Demographics and General Beliefs

This workshop was given at our church. The purpose is to understand who Hispanics are, their characteristics, religious beliefs, their growth in the US (demographics) and how we can engage them with the Gospel of Christ. 2. Hispanics in America A. Demographic facts, trends and implications to reach them B. Hispanic Generations in the US […]

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Reaching Hispanics in the US: History and General Characteristics

This workshop was given at our church. The purpose is to understand who Hispanics are, their characteristics, religious beliefs, their growth in the US (demographics) and how we can engage them with the Gospel of Christ. The outline for this section is: Introduction • My Story • Reaching Hispanics in the New Samaria Understanding Hispanics […]

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Stories of Faith from our Hispanic Community

Much of Jesus’s ministry was bringing healing to those that needed it, feeding the hungry, setting those captives to Satan free and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God to everyone. He often was moved with compassion when he looked at their condition, desperate and in need of a shepherd to care and […]

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Hispanics Cultural Distinctives

Here are all postings relating to Hispanic culture. These are characteristics that for the most part are true. There are exceptions and changes do happen over time. Yet, as a second generation Hispanic myself I know these are true in our family. These are not only helpful for non-Hispanics who wish to understand us better […]

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Hispanic Culture: Tiempo

Hispanics (as other cultures as well) are notoriously known for being late, according to those who go by their watches and not by the Hispanic cultural watch.  If for example, you invite someone to a party they will can show up two or more hours late.  I’m not kidding here. Not too long ago we […]

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Hispanic Culture: Comida (barriga llena corazón contento)

Another cultural characteristic of Hispanic culture is food. There is no question that Hispanics love food.  The saying, “Barriga llena corazón contento” (stomach full, happy heart) has the idea that when you have eaten well, you feel happy and satisfied. It reflects the Hispanic culture’s attitude that food has a special place in daily living […]

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Hispanic Culture: Pasión (de corazón).

Another characteristic of Hispanic culture, one which is often misunderstood is “pasión” or passion. This is not limited to what we associate with romance (After all the Spanish language is part of the Romance languages) but more in general and how they embrace life. This “pasión” or passion can be seen in many ways. For […]

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Hispanic Culture: Mi Casa es Su Casa – Personalismo

One very important aspect of Hispanic culture is “personalismo” or the idea of being personal. This is an attribute that goes against being impersonal or individualistic which is prevalent in our American culture. “Personalismo” is seen in every aspect of Hispanic culture. It is evident in the family which extends itself to more than just […]

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Hispanic Culture: Roles

Hispanic culture follows traditional roles (“roles” is spelled the same in Spanish but the “e”  [and s] is pronounced with the equivalent of the short sound in English). Normally, the father is the bread winner outside of the home. He works really hard to provide for his family. Usually, this involves long days and coming home […]

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Hispanic Culture: Aquí Se Habla Español

In Hispanic culture the Spanish language is considered just as important as all other values (This is true of other cultures as well)[1] in establishing their identity. Not speaking Spanish, which usually happens with grandkids incurs shaming them with the title of “Gringo” (a slang term for White American) and not fully embracing your own cultural […]

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