All-Nations 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 All-Nations-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.
In the summer of 2019, they relocated to a town in the southern jungle region. There they will provide logistical support and a launch base for other teams headed to outlying communities, while seeking other ways to serve the indigenous peoples of the region.
A second family was sent from a church in Indiana to help with research and exploration in 2017-2018. They also relocated to southern Colombia in the summer of 2019. Trained as Old Testament translators, they are taking tentative steps toward an unreached people group in the region, joined by a brother sent from a church in Oregon.
The Colombia project may become our largest since it will likely include projects in multiple language groups. Already more All-Nations members are considering joining the work in this part of the world. In addition to All-Nations projects, there is need for much more Gospel witness among the people of this region.
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 All-Nations and earmarked “COLOMBIA project.” Send checks to All-Nations Bible Translation, 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.