Mountains of True Peace
The True Story of a Young Man's Journey in Guatemala
"About twenty miles from the border, we noticed cars being pulled over to the side of the road. There were several armed men in military camouflage clothing out in the road, stopping traffic. We were terrified especially after the accusation and warning at the customs office." KelLee Parr tells his story as he accompanied four other young college graduates on their three-year volunteer service with Mennonite Central Committee. The five drove two pickup trucks from Pennsylvania to Guatemala to start their work with the indigenous people. They observed first hand one of the most trying times during the civil war in Guatemala. This book, a part of a series, covers the first nine months of the lifechanging experiences from the fall of 1979 until the summer of 1982. The story reveals the intimate dealings with culture shock, new awareness of others less fortunate, and introspective understanding of who are true Christian servants.