Over the past two days, we have celebrated the graduation of 62 students from the first phase of our livelihoods project in La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.
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Our friends in Cincinnati, Ohio have again supported us enormously by holding a second 5k run to raise funds for the IPS Clinton Rabb clinic in Brisas del Mar.
More than 90 attendees, including members of the congregation from our local churches, pastors and superintendents from across Colombia, and esteemed foreign guests from our partner churches and organisations joined us at our VIII National Assembly.
The city of Bucaramanga is experiencing a large influx of Venezuelan immigrants. Venezuela, once the richest country in the region, has declined so much that two thirds of its population currently live in extreme poverty.
Our 8th National Assembly will take place from 5th - 7th October, in Medellin, in which we will welcome church members, pastors and staff from across the country, as well as a number of international guests.
Our congregation in Piedecucuesta is looking to respond to the needs of local children a start a 'For happy and healthy children' project. The area where we are located is renowned for high rates of internally displaced people by many years of civil conflict.
This weekend, Health Brigades were organised in Brisas del Mar and Vista Hermosa, run by the doctor in attendance at our own Clinton Rabb clinic. The brigades carried out developmental checks and provided childhood vaccinations, amongst other things.
Latin American faith leaders have united to jointly declare their commitment to stand against modern slavery.
On Saturday 4th August, a Health Brigade was held in the community of La Isla, where medical consultations, cytologies, dentistry, haircuts, family counselling, and talks of personal improvement were provided, among others.
On Thursday and Friday, our training courses provided in cooperation with SENA commenced in the two communities of La Isla (Sampues) and Pueblecito (Palmito).