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“Bad Men Killed My Daddy… 

Then They Took My Mommy And Sister Away.” 

(Based On A True Story) 

 

 

Dear Friend, 

  

 

My name is Father Diego Jaramillo and I want to tell you the story of one little girl.                                                                                                                       

Five-year old Angelica had been with us for three months when she finally said her first words. 

She looked at me and said, “Bad men killed my daddy…then they took my mommy and sister away.” 

They were spoken in the matter-of-fact tone of a combat-hardened veteran. 

No tears, no crying…just a statement of fact that was chilling in one so young.  

She could’ve just as easily been discussing the weather. 

 

Angelica was found hiding in the jungle, near her family’s farm, near the jungle in Colombia. 

The bodies of her father and another man were found inside the farmhouse. 

He may have been an uncle or older brother. 

There was evidence that the women had been abducted by force. 

Everything of value had been taken, including the food. 

Had the soldiers not found her, Angelica would have died of exposure or starvation. 

 

“Father Diego, I’m Not afraid To Die” 

 

Angelica made that statement, just days after her 6th birthday. 

The words came out in a torrent as she said, “You said God sent the soldiers to find me. 

The soldiers chase the bad men and sometimes they die. So I’m going to grow up to be a soldier and get the bad men who killed my family.” 

As the tears started to flow (the first we had seen) she went on to say, “I’m going to be very good so that I can be a REAL angel when I get to heaven and see my daddy and mommy.” 

“That’s why daddy named me Angelica because he said I was his little angel.” 

With that the tears came in earnest, and I knew she was starting to heal. 

 

It’s An Everyday Occurrence, Here! 

 

Sadly, we get children like Angelica almost daily. 

They are found by soldiers or poor farmers who bring them to us. 

Many are not found until it is too late. 

Many more are never found at all, killed or carried off by Narco-terrorists.  

We only know of them from stories told by neighboring farmers. 

What becomes of the ones who live…is horrifying. 

 

 

Children As A Disposable Commodity? 

 

Various factions in Colombia consider children like Angelica “disposable”. 

They are the armed rebels (2 groups), the narco-terrorists, and the international slave traders. 

There are an estimated 11,000 child-soldiers and as many as 35,000 child-prostitutes in Colombia today. 

They range in age from 7 to 15 years old. (Think of your own children at that age) 

The murder rate for children is astronomical, and increased 70% between 1991 and 1992. 

The average is 6 children killed per day…in a country two and a half times the size of Montana. 

 

 

We Need Your Help. 

 

We are El Minuto De Dios (The Minute Of God) a 50-year-old organization founded by Father Rafael Garcia-Herreros.  

Orphans like Angelica are cared for, loved, and educated through the University level. 

They grow up to be productive citizens with a strong, bright future. 

Brought to us from all over the country, they are given a chance to live a normal life. 

It doesn’t take much money to help children like Angelica, but it does take some. 

Won’t you help us? 

 

May God Bless You and Your family, 

 

 

 

Father Diego Jaramilla-President   El Minuto De Dios 

 

 

P.S. 

Do You Know that your $25.00 donation will protect, feed, house, and educate Angelica and others like her for an entire month here in Colombia. 

Please give and give them a chance at life. 

 

P.P.S. 

Angelica wanted us to send you a gift as her way of saying thank you. 

Everyone who donates $25.00 or more will get a CD of the El Minuto De Dios project so you can see for yourself how Angelica and her friends have benefited from your generous donation. 

I will personally have a child write to you and keep you updated on their progress in school (and in life). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Å Yes, Angelica and Father Diego, I do want to help you. Please send me the CD and Please write and let me know how you are doing. 

 

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ÅPlease send me more information about how I can volunteer. 

 

ÅPlease send me more information on other ways to help Father Jaramillo and El Minuto De Dios 

 

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Thank You  and God Bless you for your generous donation.