Tuesday, February 8, 2011

39:365 Painted wooden tray from El Salvador

In 1991 I was lucky enough to go to Central America for a month as a delegate of Central American Mission Partners founded by David Batstone who organised groups of North Americans and Australians to give solidarity to the El Salvadorans who were engulfed in civil war. As he puts it "We sent U.S. citizens to live with any Central American targeted by the security forces, otherwise gruesomely known as the death squads. The reason this strategy worked: The military did not want to kill a U.S. citizen and alert the American public of its disregard for human rights. A Salvadoran or Guatemalan gets tortured and killed - we would never hear about it." It was indeed a privilege to go to such a beautiful country and meet so many amazing faith-filled people. Scary too. This painted wooden tray was given to us as a memory of that time. I love the colours. It says so much to me.

1 comment:

  1. What an opportunity, Jo. Beautiful tray, I love it.