Life

Leer en español Two years of my life have already gone by in Colombia.  The time has flown, but the experience has been embedded in my memory. I have broken down stereotypes, leaving behind certain ideologies and strengthening others. I am thankful to God for this opportunity. I would also like to thank all the…

A Light to My Path

Leer en español Little sister, a few days ago I went on one of those machines that goes up to different floors. Oh, an elevator! Yes, that. I was running an errand and looking for the office and went into a little room and all of a sudden the door shut! It scared me so…

Time

Leer en español Life is a spiral of lived experiences, emotions, and lessons that many times get interrupted by violence, pain, and in many cases by death.  It is said that human passions repeat themselves without ceasing in time, like a mirage; I don’t know. I only know that we live in a constant cycle…

Exchange Experience Ibague- Medellin (Highs and Lows)

Leer en español The trajectory from Ibague to Medellin was 11 hours long including traffic, land rich with entrepreneurs, and people known for being friendly and good conversationalists.  The purpose of this visit for myself and the youth leader from the church Semillas de Esperanza, Leidy Gamboa, was to learn about the ecclesial, educational and…

Enjoying Small Differences of Serving in Another Country

Leer en español Living in Colombia is quite the experience, and the cultural anecdotes unforgettable.  Being a Peruvian Latina does not absolve me from having confusing moments about work or colloquial phrases that I don’t understand: “Su mercé” (literally “his mercy,” used as a formal second person reference) – Me: “Who is Mercé?”  / “¿Qué…

Reflections…A Year in Colombia

Leer en español Time passes quickly, imperceptibly. The days turn into months, and it has already been a year since I left my country. Soon the days and months will add again, and when the end arrives, I will change course; but here I am learning and enjoying every day. “There is a time for…

Colombia Oppression Or Emancipation

Leer en español Colombia, you are one of the most beautiful countries in the world A melting pot of peoples, territory of extraordinary diversity and natural riches Your landscapes, climates, flora and fauna are unique. You are an ethnic rainbow of customs and traditions…  God created you for service to humanity and for the common…