One Year! Service, Reflection and Experience

It’s been a year already since I began this experience called Seed, for which I give thanks to God and to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for allowing me to be a part of this program that has been full of learning for my growth. Here I have learned the value of service. Seed gave me…

I am Grateful…

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison, p. 109…

Being a Peacemaker in Colombia

On February 26th, it will be one year since I arrived to Colombia. Last week, I was reminiscing through my photos and it brought me lots of memories. I felt inspired to share  how the Seed program, CPT and Colombia has changed my heart, how I now see my latin roots, and how I view…

A Year of Challenges and Reflections

Today I want to share with you how I have lived and experienced what it means to be a Seeder. 2016 was a very important year for me, as I began a new stage in my life. I say it that way because from the moment when I got on a plane in Cali, Valle…

A Pause in the Path

It’s hard to believe, but a little over one year ago, we began a new Seed cycle. Eight young adults from six different countries made the decision to continue their journey here in Colombia, accompanying and learning from our Colombian brother and sisters. One important aspect that the Seed program embraces is intentionally talking about…

Stories of Our Sisters and Brothers

In the US, a place I still call home, we often celebrate the start of a new year by pausing to remember the past year that has ended and name wishes or goals for the new year that is spread out before us. Although we are well into the year 2017, a year full of…

Chocó, Chocolate, and Challenges

Approximately two-thirds of the population of Chocó, a region on the western coast of Colombia, live below the poverty line. It is also a region troubled by violence from internal armed groups, in part due to the growing of illicit crops. In order to respond to this situation, the Weaving Hope Agricultural Foundation (henceforth, the…