The 3rd and 4th graders in the "Serving Our Savior" Wednesday night class at Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church, along with their teachers and family members, wrote and signed the following letter and sent it to the Hesston Record.
March 14, 2004
Dear President Bush:
We know that Israel's government is building a wall around Palestinian towns and through their land. The wall keeps families from going to visit their relatives in other towns. Many times sick people cannot get to the hospital. Soldiers sometimes stop children from going to school and they stop farmers and shepherds from harvesting their crops and feeding their sheep.The wall makes the Palestinian people feel like they are in prison in their own homes.The wall hurts many people. It does not create peace.We want you to ask Israel's Prime Minister Sharon to stop building the wall. And tell our Congress to stop sending money to Israel to pay for the wall.
J.D. Hershberger, Tara Hershberger, Erin Hershberger, Michele Hershberger, Delvin Hershberger, Michelle Critchfield, Denise Critchfield, Brock Martin, Darcie Martin, Austin Hiebert, Mike Hiebert, Carol Hiebert, Ashley Weaver, Matt Weaver, Lori Weaver, Bruce Weaver, Susan Balzer, Harlin Balzer, Geoffrey Balzer, Lois Amstutz, Cliff Amstutz
[Editor's note: The Hesston Record in online at <http://www.hesstonrecord.com>. Thanks to PeaceSigns reader Susan Balzer for alerting us to this letter.]