Resilience

Leer en español Dedication: On this journey with the community of Pichilín during these nearly two years as a SEEDer on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, I have met marvelous people that have profoundly impacted my life with their strength in fighting for life and for justice in a territory profoundly impacted by violence and…

If the rocks could speak.

Leer en español Reflections on the Seed delegation to Magdelena Medio   “From this land we will not leave, here we will remain and here we must face this struggle so that we may remain.” Song from Las Pavas, singer and author Etni Torres     If these rocks could speak, they would tell us…

Seed Exchange: Pichilín-Chocó

Leer en español Travel opens our minds, broadens our perspective of reality, and teaches us that everywhere there is much to discover. Today I am going to share about an exchange of experiences between members of the coastal comunities Pichilín and Libertad with some of the communities that other Seeders are accompanying in Chocó. Mr.…

To be a Farmer

Leer en español One Sunday afternoon a family invited me to plant peppers with them, the husband went first using a pole to create holes in the ground, while the daughter filled the holes with pepper seeds, and the mother covered them with dirt. A neighbor and I decided to help with this work and…

Being the Church

Leer en español Thinking about what it means to be the church, I found some beautiful pictures that make my heart feel what it means to be a Christian in the midst of a community that has been devastated by the armed conflict. With the community, I have discovered that faith is much more than…

2014-2018 Challenges

Leer en español “it’s as if time itself was running in circles and we had returned to the very beginning” Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. A few years ago we found ourselves electing a president with a direct order to seek peace in Colombia.  Four years later, a failed process led the…