Our hearts may be troubled, but our spirit is strong.
Our eyes may be worn out from crying, but our grip remains firm as we help others rise.
Our backs may be weary from carrying the burdens, but our steps are steady, moving forward with determination.
We are not alone. We have each other, our families, our communities, our ancestors rooting for us – knowing that we will persevere and find purpose in our pain.
To our brothers and sisters in Gilroy and El Paso, we are praying for you. For strength and comfort during these dark times.
And, we will fight hard for the changes we need in this country. We will continue to invest in our community leaders. We will work to equip our youth to run for office. We will organize. Mobilize. And we will vote.
For generations, Latinos have built this country. Made it stronger. Wiser. We are not done yet.
Remember these words, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.
We will rise. Stronger than before. As we lead with our love, our values, our unwavering hope, and faith, we will reach higher ground and see the changes we long for. The journey may be long and hard, but we have seen through the lens of history that when we remain focus and steady, we win.
There may be darker days ahead. But the light will prevail. Let’s hold steady. Change will come.
With all our love and power,
Jacqueline and your LCF Family
[To send your love and support to families in Gilroy and El Paso, click here]
On Friday, August 9th, LCF is partnering with One Day At A Time for a Vigil in Downtown Concord, California. Join Us.
On August 22nd, LCF will host a dinner and evening of wellness and healing for our community partners. Interested in attending, RSVP here.