Jon & Amanda Howard

Jon and Amanda are missionaries in Santa Marta, Colombia. Before moving to Colombia, they served in youth ministry in South Carolina. Their passion to share the gospel with youth and see them transformed by its power compelled them to leave the familiar and follow God to Santa Marta.

They are serving among youth and university students in Santa Marta, Colombia, through outreach and discipleship. You can find them at La Esperanza Church ministering to the youth there or on the campus of the University of Magdelena sharing the gospel with those who do not yet know Christ. The Evangecube is one of their favorite tools for sharing the gospel story.

The Howards are also involved in La Esperanza’s church-planting initiatives in several communities in and around Santa Marta. They enjoy being the hands and feet of Jesus in these communities, as well as a voice of grace and truth through evangelism.

Ministry: La Esperanza Church

Santa Marta, Colombia, gives witness to the transformative impact of the body of Christ in a congregation of believers known as Iglésia La Esperanza. A SAM church-planting team was instrumental in founding La Esperanza in the 1980s.

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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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