Planting churches in Colombia
Why should we plant churches in Colombia?
The main reason that I see is that there are not that many Biblical churches in this great country of forty million inhabitants. In Bogotá that has nearly 6,000,000 the presence of Biblical churches is laughable, you can count them on your fingers.
There is a great need for churches that preach the gospel from a Biblical perspective with sound doctrine like those that have given their lives over the years. The last thing Bogotá needs is new and strange doctrines.
Due to violence like the problems between the paramilitary and procommunist factions the country has nearly been off limits for several years by foreign missionaries.
If there were at least 200 good Biblical churches in Bogotá then I could not ask you to help us open another but that is not the case!
Colombia is nearly virgin territory for the gospel.
Here are some advantages as to why we should go to Colombia:
The people are very receptive to the gospel
The violence has caused people to want to seek another alternative for their lives
Family problems, drug addiction, etc. are causing parents to seek spiritual help
Migration from the rural areas to the cities
An enormous population that doesn’t know about salvation by faith and not by works
A Roman church that has lost much of its influence over the people due to the pedophile scandals
These are the words of Jaime explaining why he is returning to Colombia. Will you please pray about helping him on a monthly basis for at least two years.
You can contact him for more info at
Atentamente: Jaime, Margelis, Ray Andrés y Sara Sofía Benítez Betín.