I Believe (Helping People of Lake Atitlan)

I Believe

We can save the children and Lake Atitlán

By Greg Szymanski, JD
February 27, 2010

We must believe in things higher than ourselves.

We must believe in the Spirit, calling us and taking us to places beyond our control.

We must listen to the signs always, letting the Good Spirit take us from rock to rock over high seas and turbulent waters.

We must listen and believe in truth beyond which nothing remains.

Sit with the Spirit, with your God, know Him and then walk with the Great Spirit, always knowing He lays out your safe path.

And then, as your heart grows, your courage mounts, you will understand finally how you can safely stand against all enemies, trusting in the Spirit and your God who protects you always.

Believe in truth even though the world tells you otherwise. It is the right thing to do.

Believe that children can grow up in a world where there is no war.

Believe people of all colors can share love and devotion.

Stand up and feel the Holy Spirit, find love and power in your faith.

Open your heart to those who need you.

Be guided by love and devotion, nothing less nothing more.

And put away lying and deceit, speaking the truth with every man.

Don’t be ever angry and let the sun go down on a weak spirit filled with hate.

Steal and cheat no more, letting your good labor be guided by the Spirit.

Help those in need, those who you love, as we all are members together with one another.

Listen to your God, as he talked in the words above paraphrased from his oldest and most reliable book.

And for a moment listen to the song in the first screen below, some of the words I paraphrased above. Here are the words to the song so we can sing along together when you click the screen below.

One day i’ll hear
The laugh of children
In a world where war has been banned.

One day I’ll see
Men of all colours
Sharing words of love and devotion.

Stand up and feel
The holy spirit
Find the power of your faith.

Open your heart
To those who need you
In the name of love and devotion.

Yes I believe.

I believe in the people
Of all nations
To join and to care
For love.

I believe in a world
Where light will guide us
And giving our love
We’ll make heaven on earth.

I believe in the people
Of all nations
To join and to care
For love.

I believe in a world
Where light will guide us
And giving our love
We’ll make heaven on earth.

Yes I believe.

I believe in the people
Of all nations
To join and to care
For love.

I believe in a world
Where light will guide us
And giving our love
We’ll make heaven on earth.

I believe.

Don’t forget we live in the world today and today and forever more help those who need it however distant and far.

The song I Believe, sung by Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins, is the theme song for the Save Lake Atitlán campaign I’ve become so deeply involved in.

I Believe is the theme song, upon artist approval, and by saving this most precious lake from death and the death of the Mayans on its shore, we give the world hope it is not ending in 2012, not ending for a very long time.

I believe when I look into the eyes of children they will grow to be old and strong with their God by their sides despite all odds.

I believe it because it is the right thing to believe despite all odds.

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Please pray with me when you play the song The Prayer enclosed in the second screen below, a song sung by Heather Headley and Andrea Bocelli.

The lyrics of which are probably well known to many people and I will enclose them here for you below so we can sing along and pray together to help those in need this very moment, this very minute, this very day.

I enclose the Italian words as well for private reasons. I lived in Rome a long time but never once prayed in Italian. I never prayed at all back then.

But today is a different day.

Remember, one day with your God is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.

Saving Lake Atitlan, cleansing her waters again with our help will bring great joy.

It will bring great joy to your God, to the Great Spirit.

And through His joy in our work we will work to leave this world a better place for our children.

Please pray with me and help me save Lake Atitlán. I assure you it is the right thing to do.

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Lyrics to The Prayer :
I pray you’ll be our eyes,
and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise,
in times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer,
when we lose our way
Lead us to the place,
guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe.
La luce che tu dai
I pray we’ll find your light
Nel cuore resterà
And hold it in our hearts
A ricordarci che
When stars go out each night
L’eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer
Quanta fede c’è
When shadows fill our day
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we’ll be safe
Sognamo un mondo senza più violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace e di fraternità

La forza che ci dia
We ask that life be kind
È il desiderio che
And watch us from above
Ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find
Intorno e dentro a sè
Another soul to love
Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer
Just like every child
Just like every child

Need to find a place,
guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe
E la fede che
Hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salverà

Editor’s Note:

For the particulars on how to Save Lake Atitlán, read Greg’s stories of the last few days.
A new web site for the project is under construction.

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3 thoughts on “I Believe (Helping People of Lake Atitlan)

  1. Sad thing about Latin America is that they have tons of money, these are actually very rich countries, but the ruling elite simply let their brethren rot in poverty. This type of phenomenon pre-dates the Conquistadores, these have always had brutal societies. (see, Conquest of New Spain, Bernal Diaz).

    So the question to ask is why don’t the natives save their own lake? Don’t they have a government down there?

    Who is the politician poisoning the lake just to get a pay-out for his own pet project? Yes, that’s cynical, but that’s how the Christless world operates.

    To “save the lake” how many thousand of poor peasants will be relocated to some rubbish dump 100 times worse, and will the corrupt “Presidente” build hotels for him and his buddies?

    Greg, you have a good heart, but trust in the Lord and save eternal souls, that’s the best project because Jesus is coming back soon.

    “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.” Jeremiah 51:6.

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  2. William Cooper your last sentence is 150% correct.

    Dear Greg, in a most gentle approach I would suggest you ponder these words in COMPARISON to the save the lake song. These are BOTH Jesuit mindspeak! It is all new age! It is not the true living God of the scriptures. Here is Imagine from the rc beatles(scarabs)Knighted Sir Paul!!!!!….compare the thought….

    Compare the song to the Jesuit inspired Imagine’.

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    http://www.Xanga.com/avenueoflight
    http://www.avenueoflight.com

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  3. Suggest you read the work by Gen Smedley Butler – War is a Rackett (this is posted many places on the internet) and make a note of what he says about the United Fruit Co. (United Fruit Growers) then do a google search for the history of the United Fruit Co. in Latin America, then you will understand why the natives live in poverty there. They are living under conquest and are taxed into poverty. Now you just need to find out who conquered them …

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