Beautiful, Difficult, and Transformative

“What is most difficult, most important, most necessary, and at any rate must be attempted, is conserving the will to struggle for a different society without falling into the paranoid interpretation of the struggle. What is difficult, but also essential, is to positively value respect and differences, not as a lesser evil and an inevitable…

My First Seed Year

Aren’t you scared to go so far away from family and friends all by yourself? Not just so far away, it’s Colombia we are talking about. Do you know there is violence and drugs? Do you know the only language they speak is Spanish? Do you know how to speak Spanish? These are the questions…

The Value of Waiting

Waiting is hard. Waiting is a special skill- it takes patience, understanding, and time. I am going to be honest and say that I am not a person that likes to wait. It is something that I have always struggled with and continue to struggle with. However, this year during my time with Seed, I…

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…