IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE WORLD RAINBOW CARAVAN

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[Espanol abajo]

Dear family,

More than five months have passed since our first caravan circle at the gathering in Espirito Santo, Brazil. A couple of vans, a bunch of hitchhikers, no money, only eight months to travel more than eight thousand kilometres to Guatemala, crossing borders, jungles, mountains and seas… “It will never work,” we were repeatedly told. And yes, life on the road is never easy but it is incredibly rewarding. We have been through a lot. We’ve received plenty of blows but we always got back up. The lows have been low but the highs even higher. It is a continuous beautiful process of learning.

It IS working. We are proving that with every step we take, every kilometre we travel, every new day we wake up surrounded by family all working together to realise this impossible project. We are almost half-way to Guatemala. We have just come out of the amazing Peru gathering at an altitude of 3300m with new faces, new energy and renewed motivation to keep going and to reach the Colombia gathering near Santa Marta for the full moon of August 31st.

Every minute of every hour of every day is filled with intense personal and communal work. Our community is forever changing but right now we are a tight-knit group of about 25 brothers and sisters from more than a dozen countries, with many more travelling in parallel and dropping in and out of the main caravan. We have focus and drive. We stay together as a family through thick and thin. We are creating rainbow warriors.

We are a flying circus. We have incredible musicians and circus acts. We are all skilled artists. We perform an exciting, magical and moving piece of theatre telling the tale of a journey of discovery through the seven colours of the rainbow to learn how to grow a seed, a story which incorporates the rainbow prophecy we are in the process of fulfilling. We make consensuses for world peace in schools, community centres and squares. We want to give our energy to communities aiming for self-sufficiency, we want to build and plant and water the soil with our sweat.

We share our love and light and we leave no hearts untouched. We are the condor flying north to meet the eagle.

However, the day-to-day reality on the ground in the caravan is often dictated by one simple fact – we are utterly dependent on petrol to keep moving. We receive donations of almost all the food and clothes we need and we even repair our own vehicles, but we have no choice but to direct most of our communal energy towards making money for petrol. We work every traffic light, market and town square to fill up our tanks in order to reach the next town.

We are therefore asking family around the world for donations of money. Not because we depend on it; we WILL reach Guatemala one way or another of our own accord. Not because we want our lives to be any easier; our willingness to work and serve is boundless. But your money will elevate our caravan mission, your money will help us reach our potential. Your money will allow us to work the soil and perform our theatre in schools and favelas instead of having to juggle at traffic lights.

Thank you.

We are all one family. We are all welcome to the caravan. We will see you soon somewhere around the bend…

Infinite love,
The world rainbow caravan

Paypal account:

matiasb@gmail.com

Bank account:

Bank: Kiwibank Limited, Wellington, New Zealand
(Bank number: 38, Branch number: 900X)
Account name: Matias Bonaventura
Account number: 38-9011-0586132-00
SWIFT Code: CITINZ2X
Correspondents: Use Citi NZ correspondents for all currencies

[ESPANOL]

IMPORTANTE MENSAJE DE LA CARAVANA ARCOIRIS MUNDIAL

Querida familia,

Mas de cinco meses han pasado desde nuestro primer circulo de la caravana en el encuentro de Espiritu Santo, Brasil. Un par de combis, muchos pidiendo aventon, sin mucho dinero, solo ocho meses para viajar mas de ocho mil kilometros hasta Guatemala, cruzando fronteras, selvas, montanas y mares…”nunca funcionara” nos dijeron muchas veces. Y si, vivir viajando no es facil pero es increiblemente enrriquecedor. Hemos vivido muchas experiencias dificiles. Hemos tenido caidas, pero siempre volvemos a levantarnos. Los momentos malos han sido malos, pero los buenos momentos han sido incluso mejores. Ha sido un hermoso proceso de aprendizaje continuo.

Y ESTA foncionando. Estamos provando que con cada paso que damos, cada kilometro que viajamos, cada nuevo dia despertamos rodeados por la familia trabajando junta para realizar este proyecto imposible. Estamos casi a mitad de camino de Guatemala. Acabamos de salir de un increible encuentro en Peru, a 3300m de altura, con caras nuevas, nueva energia y renovada motivacion para seguir adelante y llegar al encuentro de Colombia cerca de Santa Marta para la luna llena del 31 de Agosto.

Cada minuto, de cada hora, de cada dia esta lleno de intenso trabajo personal y comunitario. Nuestra comunidad esta siempre cambiando, pero aqui y ahora somos un grupo de 25 hermanos y hermanas de mas de diez nacionalidades, con muchas mas personas viajando paralelamente y yendo y viendo de la caravana principal. Estamos enfocados y manejamos. Nos mantenemos juntos como una familia en los buenos y los malos momentos. Estamos creando guerreros del arcoiris.

Somos un circo volador. Tenemos increibles musicos y malabaristas. Todos tenemos habilidades artisticas. Presentamos una emocionante y magica pieza de teatro contando la historia de una jornada de descubriemiento a traves de los siete colores del arociris para aprender como hacer crecer una semilla, una historia que incorpora la profesia arcoiris que estamos en proceso de cumplir. Hacemos concensos por  Paz mundial en escuelas, centros comunitarios, plazas en el centro de las ciudades por donde pasamos. Queremos dar nuestra energia a comunidades que buscan la autosuficiencia, queremos construir, plantar y mojar la tierra con nuestro sudor.

Compartimos nuestro amor y luz, llegamos a todos los corazones. Somos el condor volando hacia el norte para encontrar al aguila.

Como sea, la realidad del dia a dia en la caravana es usualmente dedicada a un simple hecho – dependemos de gasolina para seguir avanzando. Recibimos donaciones de casi toda la comida y vestimenta que necesitamos e incluso reparamos nuestros propios vehiculos, pero no tenemos opcion, mucha de nuestra energia grupal esta destinada a obtener dinero para gasolina. Trabajamos cada en semaforo, mercado y plaza para llenar los estanques y llegar a la proxima ciudad.

Por esta razon, estamos solicitamos a la familia en todo el mundo apoyo financiero. No porque dependamos de eso; LLEGAREMOS a Guatemala de todas formas, por nuestros propios medios. No es porque queremos hacer nuestra vida mas facil, nuestra voluntad para trabajar y servir no tiene limites. Pero vuestro dinero puede elevar la mision de la caravana, su dinero nos ayudara a alcanzar nuestro potencial. Su dinero nos permitira trabajar la tierra y presentar nuestra pieza de teatro en escuelas y favelas, en vez de tener que hacer malabarismo en semaforos por dinero.

Gracias.

Somos todos una sola familia. Son todos bienvenidos a la caravana. Los veremos pronto, en algun lugar a la vuelta de la esquina…

Amor infinito,
Caravana Arcoiris Mundial

Cuenta de Paypal:

matiasb@gmail.com

Cuenta de Banco:

Bank: Kiwibank Limited, Wellington, New Zealand
(Bank number: 38, Branch number: 900X)
Account name: Matias Bonaventura
Account number: 38-9011-0586132-00
SWIFT Code: CITINZ2X
Correspondents: Use Citi NZ correspondents for all currencies

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About world rainbow caravan

We are an open rainbow caravan travelling from the world gathering in Espirito Santo, Brazil (leaving in March 2012) to the next gathering in Guatemala (arriving in November 2012), creating mini-gatherings on every full moon on the way, connecting and giving energy to self-sufficient communities along the way and performing spectacular shows in the towns and cities we pass through.

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