Chris & Cristi Haylett

Chris and Cristi are missionaries in Riohacha, Colombia. Both Chris and Cristi began following Jesus at young ages. They married a few months into Cristi’s freshman year of college and then lived all over the world for the next 23 years while Chris was in the Air Force. Chris had always imagined he would open a photo studio upon retiring from the Air Force but the Lord had different plans and confirmed a calling as a missionary to South America.

The Hayletts are serving with El Castillo Fuerte Church in Riohacha. The church’s and the Haylett’s desire is to be a blessing within the community to see it transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Ministry: Colombia Field, GO Fund

South America Mission’s countries of service incur costs associated with catalyzing and managing ministry initiatives. We also invest resources in the infrastructure and services necessary to shepherd a vision-driven missionary community (e.g., compliance with local government regulations, operating a field office, stewarding field finances, pastoral care, etc.).

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Ministry: Colombia Church Planting

As God’s people live authentically—infusing the world with the grace and mercy of Jesus—the local church takes on the beauty God desires for it. God’s church is a gathering of people through which he works out the purposes of redemption—in individuals, families, cities and nations.

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Ministry: Wayuu Guajira Ministry

South America Mission has a long partnership with the Wayuu people of northern Colombia, working alongside them to support their church leadership and community development initiatives. CENFOW is a Wayuu pastoral training center located in the northern desert (Uribia, La Guajira) of Colombia.

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Ministry: Colombia Leadership Training

Colombia Leadership Training benefits those who have demonstrated leadership potential and are engaged in ministry through the church, as well as potential leaders, by providing funding for leadership and professional development opportunities.

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