It’s all about Colombia

It’s been two and half months now since we moved to Colombia as Seeders, and we’ve had some wonderful and tough experiences. People always say there is no place like home, but the question we asked ourselves is, “What is the purpose of moving away from home?” Our answer is simple; “It’s because we (Carrie…

Reflections on Soweto

During our general Mennonite Central Committee orientation in South Africa, the new Seeders had the opportunity to visit Soweto, a historically black African township created during the apartheid era. Here we were guided through many important historical issues, including the power and privilege of white settlers, the politically mandated racial segregation, the struggle for freedom…

A meeting between two cultures

The idea of this blog is to share our experiences during the orientation that started three months ago in South Africa. Since we are from different countries and contexts, we decided to ask each other questions to demonstrate how different our experiences were in Bogota. Leanna, what impacted you the most from the orientation? For…