Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Excerpt from INESIN Newsletter

*Spring Renewal*

During these first months of 2007, several new ways of working have arisen inside of the already established projects of INESIN. Or better said, new ways of seeing our work appeared which allowed us to discover new manners, always richer, to walk towards a world with Peace and Justice for all.

In April we welcomed a new fellow worker, Raphael Gallay from Switzerland. He is working in the area of Community Building (or Strengthening Communities), accompanying transforming processes of through visits and workshops on care of the environment to children and adolescents in communities of the mountainous boarder region of Chiapas. We hope that his path with INESIN will flourish and be full of blessings.

In the same month of April another companion of Switzerland, Laurent Gaberell, finished his work at INESIN and left for his homeland. We’d like to thank him very much for his commitment and we wish him the best for his future, wherever he will be.

After that, we had some very busy summer months with a variety of activities. This meant that there was a lot to do for everyone on the staff, but at the same time there were very rich moments of sharing experiences with sisters and brothers from both here and far away.

So we continue following this path, convinced of the need to work and struggle in order to make "another world possible "....

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thank You from INESIN


We're deeply thankful with You, for your solidarity to us. Our commitment is with Chiapas, but also with You, because we think that INESIN Proyect has been in your hearts from beginning. We'll continue working energetically for peace in Chiapas, with the confidence that the borders don't can to separate the love; nor religions, nor color, nor policy, because the love is of God.

The money that You'll send to us, will be of great help to us.

God bless You.


Ernesto Martín Guerrero Zavala
INESIN co-ordinator

From Mary Naftziger, University Church Guatemala Partnership Group, Sharing a Message from Juan Carlos (ACG) who tells of Gloria Vicente's Arrival

Dear fellow Guate Partnership group members,

I imagine some of you have heard from Virgilio that Gloria got to Guatemala Monday. We've exchanged occasional e-mails with Juan Carlos and his latest one this week included the following message about Gloria's arrival. Anyone who wants to help me improve my Spanish is please to send me a private e-mail with corrections. Mary

From: Juan Carlos DeLeon Ventura:

Hola Mary y Bob,

Felicidades por el amor tan grande que sienten por ser abuelos, es otra etapa que nos presenta la vida.

Congratulations for the great love you are experiencing in being grandparents, another stage that life gives to us.

Gloria ya llego en ACG, lo fuimos encontrar en el aeropuerto de Guatemala, ahora ya esta en el Quiche, iniciando una planificacion en los multiples trabajos que lo espera en ACG.

Gloria has arrrived en ACG, and we went to meet her at the Guatemala City airport; now she is in Quiche, beginning to plan/organize for the many tasks that await her at ACG.

Todo bien sin novedad.

All is fine as usual.

Por favor de avisar a los resto de Grupo de Chicago que ACG esta pasando en momentos historicos de tener otra voluntaria mas, con en unico fin de mejorar la relacion, el trabajo y conjunto buscar una paz para el pueblo guatemalteco (indigena).

Please let the rest of the Chicago group know that ACG is experiencing an historic moment in having another volunteer, with the purpose or end result being improving our relationships and the work, so that together we search for peace for the indigenous people of Guatemala.

Hasta luego

Juan Carlos

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Letter from Anne Roulet of INESIN

Dear friends,

The Peace of God be in your hearts. Thanks a lot for your responses to our last message. Now we have very good news we want to share with you:

We received the deed documents yesterday; INESIN now fully and legally owns its land!!!!!!

Many thanks to all and every one of you for walking hand in hand with INESIN during all these years. We are all so grateful for this and for the opportunity to finally have these documents done and legally approved. We surely now face new challenges in terms of financial sustainability but we believe that everything is possible with patience, dedication and of course the help your prayers.

Thanks again for everything and we’ll be in touch before the end of the month.