From Ruth Cruddas in Watsonville, CA —
Your writing inspires me. It is great to be connected and give thanks for the wonderful work you and Don are doing.
From Erika Murcia, San Salvador —
I want to thank you for the support you do permanently for the Salvadoran people. Thank you for sharing all these profound and beautiful stories of life transforming and changing experiences. I have learned a lot just with reading them, but I hope many others who will be able to read them will be open to see life from another perspective. I always remember that beautiful quote from Romero “I aspire not to have more, but to be more” and I see that with your work and the acknowledgment of those stories we become more aware and more human.
From Betty Rupp of Greer, South Carolina —
I love your new website with the stories on it.
I just returned from another visit to El Salvador. The hope of the Salvadorans flooded each day and night, lighting a way of walking in the present.
Once again I stayed at the Oasis with Damian and Carolina. I am so excited that you recently interviewed her also. I know my love for El Salvador comes in no small part from her presence. She takes such good care of her guests that I always feel cherished by her. It shows me the spiritual practice of hospitality. I have only heard parts of her story as told by Damian, so I look forward to seeing it in print.
I am familiar with Fernando Llort through Tim’s Blog, and Guillermo Cuellar has come to the Oasis to play for us. I loved it and listen to his CD often. I look forward to reading their stories and others on your website.
From Alex Bottinelli, Vermont —
Your article was interesting and powerful. You are a good writer — your unique voice comes through. I read it awhile ago and wanted to think about it for a bit before I responded.
Blessed new year to you all and of course a blessed holiday, warmest regards
From Joan Hays, Mechanicsburg, PA
From Jamie Stark, WI