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All articles in category Colombia

February 2012

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File

Area – 441,000 square miles.Neighbouring countries– Colombia straddles the top of South America, with Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador as its near neighbours. The Isthmus of Panama connects into Colombia's north-west, so that Colombia has separate Pacific and Caribbean coastlines.Environment– A wide variety of terrain and climate, ranging from tropical, coastal lowlands in…

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Missionary Spotlight-Christmas at Bellavista
December 2001

Missionary Spotlight-Christmas at Bellavista

Christmas conjures up pictures of Christmas carols, bright lights and tea around a crackling fire. But Bellavista prison! What a nightmare! Colombia, a land torn apart by evil men: drug dealers, assassins and guerrillas. Bellavista was once the most feared prison in Colombia, where notorious criminals ruled. Two inmates died violently every day within…

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Missionary Spotlight – The Biblical Seminary of Colombia
November 1999

Missionary Spotlight – The Biblical Seminary of Colombia

Perched on the side of a mountain, the Biblical Seminary of Colombia is afforded a magnificent view of the city of Medellín. The population of the city and its environs has reached three million people. At some 4000 feet above sea level, and quite near the equator, the climate is a balmy springtime all…

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Missionary Spotlight – Will we ever see them again?
October 1999

Missionary Spotlight – Will we ever see them again?

Nancy, Tania and Patti watched in horror through their tears, as the heavily armed guerrillas led their husbands away into the jungle. 'Will we ever see them again?' they asked. They are still asking that question seven years later! Dave and Nancy Mankins, and Rick and Patti Tenenoff were instructing a group of believers in…

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Missionary Spotlight – The Jaws of Hell
October 1999

Missionary Spotlight – The Jaws of Hell

Before the World Soccer Cup in June 1994, the Colombian team captain was interviewed. 'Our objective when we go down to the field for a match is to give our people a moment of happiness', he said. The fleeting exhilaration of such a moment was obliterated. Only two weeks into the Cup, a stunned world…

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Missionary Spotlight- Colombia: Churches and Context
October 1999

Missionary Spotlight- Colombia: Churches and Context

Roman Catholicism came to this part of South America during the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest. Evangelical Protestantism only began to make noticeable inroads after the 1840s. Calvinistic and Presbyterian missionary influences were quite prominent in those small beginnings, with input from both the United States and Britain.Church growthSince the 1950s significant growth has occurred in…

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October 1999

Missionary Spotlight

Fact File Area   – 441,000 square miles.Neighbouring countries – Colombia straddles the top of South America, with Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador as its near neighbours. The Isthmus of Panama connects into Colombia's north-west, so that Colombia has separate Pacific and Caribbean coastlines.Environment – A wide variety of terrain and climate, ranging from tropical, coastal lowlands in…

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