A Prayer for the road ahead

Leer en español The third cycle of Seed Colombia has officially come to a close. After two years of learning, processing, loving, struggling and celebrating, the inevitable end is here. This blog has been one of the primary mediums used to share about our experiences over the course of the last two years. We thank all…

Strangers turned guides and hosts

Leer en español To share from time to time with friends a bit of bread and wine is to share work and life. To share this same bread with a wounded side is to share struggle, death and resurrection.[i] Most of us have experienced a bit of heaven sharing good food and laughter with familiar…

Vital Tension

Leer en español Here in Colombia we talk about the Seed program being more like training for a marathon than running a 100 meter dash. Rather than Seed participants giving it everything they have for two years on behalf of the “poor and suffering” and then returning to their lives as they were, we hope…

Reflection and Particularity

Leer en español For most of us who have worked at the grassroots with an organization like MCC, reflecting on our experience as it transpires is something that occurs haphazardly. When I was in Guatemala my ad hoc methodology for reflection was three-fold: 1) Scavenge for whatever reading material I could find and read on…

Setting the Tone

Leer en español During our orientation period we delved into some of the most divisive issues pertinent to Colombia. Our work in marginalized regions that have experienced decades of ideological violence invites us to do so. We work alongside leaders and groups that come from distinct theological and political traditions. They are very different and…