Ruth Goring grew up in Colombia within a Christian missionary family. She left as a young adult but Goring still frequents Colombia to advocate for human and civil rights for Colombians. She recently returned from a cathartic trip to Colombia with her siblings. It was their first time together in Southern Colombia since their childhoods.
Goring’s new children’s book, Adriana’s Angels, is part auto-biographical. It’s the story of a little girl who benefits from Godly intervention as her family heads to Chicago, forced to flee Colombia as refugees from violence, oppression and war.
For our weekly Global Activism segment, Goring shares many of the emotional moments from her recent family trip and how those moments provided inspiration for Adriana’s Angels. Scroll through the slideshow to see personal photos from her experience.