Dear Friend, Why didn't they shoot you ? 10/13/11
“Why didn’t they shoot you? Asked one of the students at Bethany Mennonite Christian School. I responded, might be because I am an American. But my sense is it is a lot because people are praying for us. At my talks over the years I run into people who say they heard about CPT and they have been praying for us. I sense more and more over the years these prayers have not only provided protection, but also they have made our work effective beyond what I will ever imagine.
Another questioned “Were you ever scared?” I answered, “When we run into any of the guerrilla, paramilitaries, or the Colombian Army and they point their guns at us we never know what they might do, I must say fear runs through me. Though thanks be to God they haven’t shot at us yet.”
We usually talk with them then, and we get to know them. And once that happens, I think they see us as people, and than it is hard for them to shoot some one they know.
These were some of the most common questions students raised in my 10 times of sharing in North Manchester and Goshen Indiana. I also spend two days at the Mennonite Relief Sale with a booth where I had many good conversations. One couple was Amish.
Here I am sharing about my 7 years with the CPT in Colombia with a 7th grade class in Goshen Indiana. They had lots of questions.
Pray for my speaking trip in California, Oregon, and Washington October 18th – November 22nd that it may plant seeds that would sprout, grow, and flourish.
Thank you for your interest and support of this peacemaking.