About the Book
In August 2018, I returned to the United States with more than one hundred messages from Presbyterian churches of the Urabá region, located in the northwest of Colombia. Here I share some of those messages and my own journals about being a peace accompanier.
John Turnbull is a graduate teaching assistant and MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) candidate in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University. John has worked for nearly ten years as an English teacher among and as an advocate for Latin American communities in the United States, México, and South America. In Atlanta, John worked for the nonprofit organizations Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta (2010-12) and the Latin American Association (2011-15). In 2011, in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia, he served as a volunteer for a teacher’s union, La Asociación de Institutores y Trabajadores de la Educación del Cauca (ASOINCA), providing curriculum and teacher-development resources for public-school K-12 English teachers. In Chicago, he has volunteered with Universidad Popular, a community education center in La Villita, and has also worked with English-language learners in Lithuania, Cape Verde, and Thailand. Since 2016 he has studied on the MA TESOL track at NIU.