Bob and Ruth Ann Moyer’s enduring hope for Colombia—where they served more than four decades as missionaries with South America Mission—is the same Christ-given hope that compelled them to Colombia in 1965. It is a hope for redemption in Christ, made manifest through the Church—the beautiful bride of Christ—transforming communities by radiating God’s love, grace and compassion through life-on-life engagement with the world.
Santa Marta, Colombia, gives witness to the transformative impact of the body of Christ in a congregation of believers known as Iglésia La Esperanza. The Moyers, part of a dedicated SAM missionary team, were instrumental in founding La Esperanza in the 1980s. The name of the church translates into English as “hope”, i.e., Hope Church—a name invoking the one true hope that continues to compel God’s work onward in Colombia.
In honor of the Moyers’ legacy and the partners who have walked alongside them, South America Mission has established The Moyer Enduring Hope Colombia Fund to sustain God’s work in Colombia for years to come.