ABT members spent the early months of 2018 exploring needs and opportunities among some of the 80 or more language groups of Colombia. The Lord led them to the jungles in the far south of the country, where communities live sometimes isolated from the outside world and often spread out over the jungle region that spans several countries’ borders.
A church in Virginia has sent one ABT-supported family to Colombia. This family helped lead the way in research and exploration in Colombia for over three years while leading a Spanish-language church plant effort.
As of the beginning of 2019, they plan to relocate near a town in the southern jungle region this summer, Lord willing. There they would like to pursue church planting while providing logistical support and a center of operations for other teams headed to outlying communities.
A second family was sent from a church in Indiana to help with language group research and exploration in 2017-2018. This family, field members receiving ABT support, are currently completing a Hebrew course in Israel in preparation for further service. They plan to relocate to southern Colombia in the fall of 2019.
The Colombia project will probably become our largest since it will include projects in multiple language groups. Already more ABT members-in-training are considering joining the work in this part of the world.
The Colombia team shares these prayer requests:
- The security situation in the area and safety of those working there
- The need for more workers to reach the unreached
- Good relationships with contacts in the area
- Wisdom in cross-cultural ministry. This includes:
- Relating to other organizations working in these areas
- Working with the national and indigenous believers
If you wish to donate for the COLOMBIA project, you may use the form below or mail us a check payable to ABT and earmarked “COLOMBIA project.” Send checks to ABT, 150 All Nations Lane, State College, PA 16801.
To begin a sponsorship for the COLOMBIA project, choose the “monthly” option in the form below, or earmark your check “COLOMBIA sponsorship.” We will send you a prayer card and an occasional picture update about the COLOMBIA project.