Greetings from CPT Colombia,
A couple of days ago a disabled beggar was assassinated at in front of the restaurant where he has begged for years. His assailants were on bikes and without even any kind of masks. They got away on bicycles. The newspaper said all who saw it would not say who did it. It is supposed it was done out of the Nazi philosophy that those whom “the powers that be” think cannot contribute to society or who have the wrong philosophy should just be eliminated. This is known as social cleansing. This made me think that I need to watch that this kind of thinking does not take hold in me. Are there times when I think that way about others? How easily evil can sneak into our minds. Lord, help.
Here are some interesting things about our life:
Because this is mosquito season, when we go to the Opon we always take a swatter, a small towel or a shirt, with us. If the mosquitoes are bad we are continually swatting them while in conversation. It is just an acceptable thing to have happen while you talk. They often build a fire that just smolders and smokes alot to the keep the mosquitos away also.
I went to the bank to get money for the Team from the ATM machine and one of the bills did not come out of the slot. So I went into the bank to try to get my lost $3.00. After a half hour, including a call to
I visited the Baptist church again this morning. Ebertes, a teacher who went to the Opon with us, said that 40% of the boys in her school will go into the armed forces upon graduation. She would like us to come to speak to her whole school about why we are here, what we are doing, and why we believe people should lay down their arms. This is another good fruit of our relationship with the Protestant churches.
Shalom to you,