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COLOMBIA - CHURCHES RESPONSE TO HUNGER AND MIGRATION
Our PTS group will travel to Barranquilla on Colombia’s Atlantic coast where we will be hosted by the faculty of Theology of the Reformed University of Colombia. Together with Colombian Pentecostal, Presbyterian, and Baptist students, we will examine increasing levels of societal violence, their different manifestations, and how churches in Colombia and the U.S. are responding. We will also visit Mennonite and Catholic peacemaking work in the capital city, Bogotá.
Students and others are able to participate in a World Mission Initiative mission opportunity because they are encouraged by a classmate, professor, WMI staff member, and especially because of the financial support they are promised. Thank you for strengthening this promise through your gift of support!
Participants gather for three pre-trip preparation sessions before they leave for peoples and places completely new to them. Your gift equips students to go into the world with spiritual readiness and cross-cultural awareness.
WMI encourages participants to "pack light" by leaving behind both items and attitudes that might hinder their witness. Your gift resources participants with what they really need both in their suitcases and in their hearts - humility, faith, and love - as they participate in God's mission.
WMI sends participants with a strong foundation of prayer and with confidence in the promise of the Holy Spirit's presence. Your gift of support for participants' travel costs gives tangible testimony to the strong prayer support that surrounds them as well.
Participants are mobilized into God's mission in a lasting way when they form relationships, as happens through Christian partners around the globe who welcome WMI trip participants to join them in ministry. Your gift gives participants the opportunity to form lasting relationships with church leaders around the world.
Your gift encourages, equips, packs, prays for, and mobilizes participants well on their way to participating in what Jesus Christ is up to in another part of God's world! Thank you for sending participants from PTS on a life-changing, ministry-shaping World Mission Initiative trip!