New Guatemalan Ambassador Bucaro Celebrates Jerusalem Move, 'Here to Serve'
- [Chris Mitchell] It beganwith pomp and circumstance
and Guatemala's National Anthem.
Then, Ambassador Mario Bucaro
presented his diplomatic credentials
to Israel's president,
Rivlin noted the long friendship
between Guatemala and Israel.
- As we all know,
Guatemala is one of the
oldest friend of Israel.
Now, as you have said,
we have the Embassy ofGuatemala here in Jerusalem.
- We're friends forever, I will say
because since the borderof the State of Israel,
Guatemala has been a friend.
But you have been also friends always.
My mission, and the orders
that I have received fromthe president is that
we can strengthen evenmore our relationship.
- [Chris Mitchell] The ceremonyended when President Rivlin
invited Ambassador Bucaro to sign
the president's guest book.
Later Ambassador Bucaro and his wife
were guests of honor at a reception
hosted by Mike Evans andthe Friends of Zion Museum.
Israel's Deputy ForeignMinister Tzipi Hotovely
came to greet the ambassador,
as well as ambassadors
from most of Central America.
- I feel blessed, witha great responsibility.
But I'm very happy.
It's an amazing time being in Israel,
it's such a privilegebecause since I was a child,
my mom used to sing me a song
that one day I will be in Jerusalem
and today I'm here and I'm going to
be able to honor that.
- We have the vastmajority of the ambassadors
from Central America here,
and what are we talking about?
We're talking about Godblessing their countries.
God blessing them
and it's an amazing thing.
It's part of prophecy.
- [Chris Mitchell] Before his posting
as Guatemala's ambassador,
Bucaro served as CBN's RegionalDirector for Latin America.
- I just want to thankall the audience of CBN
and especially the donors of CBN,
who, because for almost ten years,
I have been part of this family,
I continue to be family with CBN.
Thanks Gordon Robertson and Pat Robertson
for their vision, their example,
and I'm here to be ableto also tell the world
the love that I have for Christ,
based on their example too,and the best is yet to come.
- [Chris Mitchell] Andwhat did Bucaro write
in the President's guestbook?
Here I am.
Here in Jerusalem, I am here to serve,
to serve Guatemala and to serve Israel.
- [Chris Mitchell] ChrisMitchell, CBN News, Jerusalem.
- CBN, a training groundfor Ambassadors, Gordon?
- Well, it's congratulations, Mario.
I remember 10 years ago,going to your law firm
and I know this, Mariowas the managing director
for one of the most successful law firms
in Guatemala City,
and he was a man of some influence there,
and I asked him to lay all that aside
and come on board and be ourDirector for Latin America
and he said yes.
He left behind that career
in order to serve the Lord.
And now he's leaving CBN tobe an ambassador to Israel
and what a wonderfulservice he's taking there.
It's really heartwarmingfor me personally,
to see that happen to him.
So it's great.