"Reaching Colombia for Christ"
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things.”
Since 2008, ABM has been sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the Peoples of Colombia. For the first five years, ABM worked among the many “Displaced Peoples ” living in and around Cartagena, Colombia. Today, ABM is focusing on sharing the Gospel and demonstrating God’s love through works of compassion with the Wayuu Indians, the largest indigenious people group in Colombia and defined as an Unreached People Group by the IMB. Watch the video to see what God is doing among these precious people.
March 2016 - La Guajira
Thanksgiving 2015 - La Guajira
- REDESKA leadership conference
- Visited the church in Manaure
- Visited several different rancherias
- Crusade held to preach the Gospel
March 2015 - La Guajira
- Team of nine missionaries
- Pastor conference held on opening day
- Attended first Christian wedding in La Guajira
- Provided motorcycles for Pastor Winston and Pastor Freddy/Provided roof for new church/provided laptop and printer for Pastor Bautista/provided bicycles for other Wayuu leadership
- Used motorcycles to get to hard to reach villages. Baptisms
- Shared Gospel and love of Christ in schools
- Over 30 decisions for Christ
October 2014 - La Guajira
- Team of nine missionaries and Pastors from Cartagena
- Attended graduation of first TTI class in Turbaco
- Gospel presented in several rancherias
- Gospel presented in several schools
- Assisted in health camp
- Wheel chair provided to a young girl unable to walk
March 2014 - La Guajira
- First mission trip to the Way Indians
- Team of 5 missionaries and several Pastors from Cartagena
- Gospel presented in four rancherias
- Soccer games played
- Gospel shared in several schools
- Present when water truck delivered water for first time
- Windmill repaired to provide water for a village
October 2013 - Cartagena/Malagana
- Partnership with BGBC
- Approximately 24 North Americans and 1 Brazilian
- Door to door evangelism in the small town of Malagana
- Gospel was presented in each classroom of the local High School
- Soccer games played at local High School
- Local resident’s home used to start the first church
- Last night services attended by over 100 adults and over 200 children
- Over 15 baptisms performed
- Week of March 4, 2017La Guajira, Colombia
- July 2017La Guajira, ColombiaIntroduction of Sports Ministry
- November 2017La Guarjira, Colombia.
Each ABM mission trip offers a variety of service ministry options. Below is a list of ministries we currently perform today. Should you have a ministry not listed below, ABM welcomes you to join the team and lead a ministry God has gifted you with.
Children’s Ministry: Vacation Bible School and evangelism in school classrooms.
Service Projects: Construction, repair work, painting, landscaping, clean-up, etc.
Church Ministry: Attend or participate in church and Sunday school activities including preaching, teaching and leading worship
Sports Ministry: Youth Soccer Camp
Prayer Ministry: Prayer-walking, prayer meeting
Mercy Ministries: Prisons and orphanages
Evangelism: Door-to-door evangelism, street evangelism, trac and bible distributions, crusades
Men’s and Women’s Ministry: Lead women gatherings and provide teaching, worship, and fellowship
Pastor and key leader training: Paster conferences, partnering with The Timothy Initiative (TTI) to provide seminary level pastoral training; and perform leadership/discipleship training seminars
Humanitarian: Provide donated shoes, clothing, etc. to meet phsyical needs of indeginous people groups
Do I need a valid U.S. passport?
Yes. If you don’t already have a current U.S. passport, you may obtain one by picking up the forms at certain branches of the U.S. Post Office or go online to http://travel.state.gov/passport. Passports typically take six weeks to process. Photocopy all important documents and keep them in a hidden place separate from the originals. Leave another copy at home with someone you can easily get in contact with while you are abroad.
Do I need a VISA to enter Colombia?
No. Only a valid U.S. passport is required at this time
What does the cost of the trip include?
The cost includes round-trip airfare from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to the destination country, accommodations, ground transportation, insurance and ministry tools used during the trip.
Where will we stay?
ABM has arranged for fully furnished, air-conditioned apartments in Colombia that accommodates up to four to six members per each apartment. The trip includes sharing a room.
What if I don’t speak the language?
Your group leader or the in-country representative will be able to translate. You can always ask the translator to teach you a few basic phrases. Hugs, smiles and laughter break down any possible language barriers.
Are there emergency contact numbers?
Yes, emergency contact numbers and the hotel phone number will be provided to you.
Will there be prayer during the trip?
Prayer and reflection are an important part of the mission experience. From 8:00 – 10:00pm each night the group will meet to worship with song, devotions, and testimonies about the days events. A time of prayer is a significant part of our evening devotion time.
Is my mission trip payment tax deductible?
All our mission trips are hands-on experiences. Additionally, your journey may contain a significant amount of work in service to the poor. This service may be realized in the building of houses, the feeding of the hungry, the care of children and other activities that will bring love and hope to those who desperately need it. ABM is an Internal Revenue Code section 501(c )(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. Accordingly, your mission trip payments should be fully tax deductible. However, please consult your tax accountant for guidance.
What about physicals, prescriptions and vaccinations?
You can consult with your doctor or go to the website for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov to get advice on what (if any) vaccinations are needed while abroad. ABM does not require any immunizations for its trips to Colombia. If you have glasses or contact lenses, bring along an extra pair. If you have prescription medication, make sure you bring enough to last during your time abroad. Make sure to carry the correctly labeled containers so it won’t be mistaken for illegal drugs.
Is insurance provided?
Yes. Included in your trip costs is insurance coverage. Among other things, it will pay for your medical treatment while in the Country you are staying and to transport you safely home in the event that is required.
How much money to bring?
United States currency is exchangeable at the airport, banks and currency exchange offices located throughout the city. You may also exchange money by just using your ATM card at any of the ATM machines located in the city. In fact, the best rate exchange is found by using your ATM card. This will also allow you to carry less travel money.