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City to City in Medellín, Colombia.

In the city of Medellín, Julián Arias has been getting to know other pastors and ministry leaders throughout these months through connections with SAM and City to City, a ministry that seeks to connect churches and local ministries to help reach the city with the gospel by working together. He coordinated logistics for City to City’s two day incubator meetings in Medellín with pastors from across the city. Please pray for wisdom as Julián and fellow leaders continue to seek how they can serve together with City to City in Medellín.

the Wayuu in northern Colombia

Praise God for the fruitful work of the Wayuu people and Wájaro Foundation. A picture of 6 books may not excite you, but these are all a part of the literacy program that now enables +800,000 of the Wayuu community to learn how to read and write in their own language (and very efficiently at that)!

In Wájaro’s vision of work, educational development and preservation of culture are important pillars, which is why they started this project two years ago with the Wayuu community and with Alfalit International.

This may be the first well-done and extensive workbook created by Wayuu for literacy in their own language (Wayuunaiki). 

Pray for the Wayuu people of northern Colombia.

children in Armenia, Colombia

It was Christmas in April! Churches in Armenia received Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes in April after a long delay due to Covid. Chris and Cristi Haylett serve with Iglesia Nueva Esperanza (New Hope Church) alongside Pastor Jorge and his wife Kristina. Their church received 80 boxes and hosted three events where they presented the gospel to children and their parents. What a joy for the children! Many children responded to the message and indicated a desire for a relationship with Jesus. They loved the gift boxes and many seemed to receive “just what they wanted.” From art supplies for a girl who loves to draw to a boy receiving a few dollars that he used to help feed his family, the kids were overwhelmed with the gifts. The church serves an impoverished community, so it was exciting to see God bless and provide spiritually and physically through the shoeboxes. The Sunday after the evangelistic events, two new families came to church. Praise God for bringing them. The church is now following up with a 12-week discipleship curriculum from Samaritan’s Purse called La Gran Aventura (The Great Adventure).

Pray for the children and their parents who came to the Operation Christmas Child evangelistic events. Pray that God will use the seed that was planted through the message of the gospel to bring them to salvation. We also ask you to keep in prayer the children and youth who are going through the 12 week discipleship course now through the end of July. Pray that they will have hearts and minds ready to learn and understand all that God will teach them through this study, that they will grasp how much God loves them and how precious they are to Him, that they will grow in their faith and relationship with God, and most importantly that their hearts, minds, and lives will be transformed by and for Christ. Please pray for Chris, Cristi, Pastor Jorge, and his wife Kristina as we teach this curriculum to the youth and for two ladies in our church, Diana and Marcela as they teach the children.

the Hayletts in Armenia, Colombia

Chris and Cristi Haylett lead a youth discipleship group on Friday evenings with their church, Iglesia Nueva Esperanza. They are encouraged to see many youths coming each week. Pray that the youth stay engaged in Bible study and learn how to live a life dedicated to God.

Kat Guild in Barranquilla, Colombia.

God has opened doors for Kat to participate in an after-school program through her church, First Presbyterian Church of Barranquilla, Colombia. The program “Creciendo con Jesus” (Growing with Jesus) serves kids in a lower-income neighborhood called Santa María, primarily made up of Venezuelan migrants, and many of the kids grow up in tough situations that compromise their ability to experience a healthy and secure childhood. The goal of the program is to provide a safe environment for the kids after school while also connecting them with a church family in the city. Please pray for the leaders in this community and ask that the Lord would bring more Godly adult examples and advocates into the lives of the kids in Santa María.

Comunidad Viva Youth in Bogotá, Colombia.

Fundación Comunidad Viva is entering a high season of mission teams traveling to do community development projects in different cities of Colombia. Please pray for safety during the travels and for all the logistics to come together. Specifically, pray for government permissions for the youth that still live under state protection and that are supposed to participate in these trips.

the Therefore Alliance LatAm Leaders Gathering.

Ministry leaders from SAM, TEAM and Crossworld will gather March 13-17 in Medellin, Colombia to discuss needs and opportunities for Latin America as the world emerges from the pandemic. Pray for their time together as they pursue new harvest fields and look to be and work better together for the Kingdom.

Ciudad Corazón in Bogotá, Colombia

The house church movement, Ciudad Corazón, in Bogotá launched its High Season for 2022 (a nine-month season of intense rhythms of studying and gathering) with the first five Sundays all together for groundwork on the Gospel of John.  This groundwork provides a toolbox for the house churches to meet the rest of the year and study this amazing gospel narrative in deep ways. Please pray for the words of Jesus to take a foothold in the lives of the church community and transform them in unimagined ways.

Frank and Luz Zajicek

Pray for Frank and Luz Zajicek in Gaira, Colombia. Frank and Luz live and serve in Gaira, a community outside the city of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast. They have a deep love and passion for the people of Colombia. They hope to see families transformed by the gospel. Pray for their ministry with youth and families through Bible studies and the local church.

Joel and Angel Ballew

Joel and Angel are mentoring Alfredo, Natalia and Steffin, three young adult musicians that are starting a foundation for children who would be otherwise unable to learn classical music. Pray that the foundation is a blessing to the community.  Pray as well that God would give the Ballews opportunities to disciple these young leaders and deepen their relationships.

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