Write a letter of support for the community of Garzal
We encourage you to add a sentence or two of your own to this letter, even if it is in English. You can also cut and paste this onto your church or organizationâ€™s letter head, or add a photo.
Your letter can be sent to the Colombia team via email or fax and we will deliver the letters to the community.
Queridas Comunidades de Garzal y Nueva Esperanza:
Mi nombre es ( your name ) y soy de ( Your city and state or province and country )
A travÃ©s de los Equipos Cristianos de AcciÃ³n por la Paz he conocido la situaciÃ³n de sus comunidades. Me parece muy valiente su lucha por sus tierras y por su vida campesina. Quisiera que sepan que sigo pendiente de su situaciÃ³n y me comprometo a seguir apoyÃ¡ndoles con oraciones u otras formas que nos podrÃan solicitar en el futuro.
Siempre en nuestras oraciones,
( Your Name ),
( Your Church or Organization )
Translation of the
My name is _____________________ and I am from _______________________.
Through the work of Christian Peacemaker Teams I am aware of the situation of your community. Your struggle for your land and your rural lifestyle is valiant. I want you to know that I am following the situation and I am committed to support you through prayer and other actions that you may request in the future.
You are always in our prayers.
Why we're asking you to send a letter of support to the community of Garzal:
The community of Garzal has struggled for years for their land titles with little outside attention. (see CPTNet release: The Dispossessed) The Colombia team is collecting letters of support to deliver to the community. In addition to demonstrating emotional and spiritual support to Garzal as they continue their struggle, the community will have the letters to present to various officials as the legal proceedings to retain their land continue.