Alvaro Garcia - lider de la comunidad de Bella Union, encarcerado desde Abril

A Story from El Guayabo

When I arrived to the Christian Peacemaker Team house, I found out that I would be part of more than one community. CPT itself is one of my communities. With them I’m going to share my work days and my free days, my meals and my devotionals. We go to church together and we dance…

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Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

On May 23rd I moved to Pichilín, my new home for the next 2 years. On May 24th, I woke up in a completely new environment, context and culture with the sole task of ‘getting to know the community’. I remember waking up that day and really asking myself what getting to know the community…

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Libertad: Land of Resistance

Let’s take a look at Libertad, a small town in the north of the San Onofre Municipality and about 5 kilometers from the sea on the Caribbean coast. With about 6000 inhabitants, who in large part work in agriculture and artisanal fishing. I want to present to you all what I have enjoyed from my…

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My interview with Yineth

It’s already been one and a half months that I have been getting to know the community here: the city of Istmina, the San Juan region, and the Mennonite Brethren church and their social ministries which I am accompanying as a Seeder. During this time of transition and learning, one person who has supported me…

One of my first images from Istmina, Chocó

Time and Patience

I remember well my first month in Chocó as a Seeder. The night we arrived, it was of course raining as we hauled our huge suitcases out of the moto-taxis and into our house. We were introduced to our upstairs neighbors, and I immediately forgot their names. The first time I left my house alone,…