An Overview of Medellin

The city of Medellin is Colombia’s second largest city and said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of South America. The metropolitan area of Medellín is settled within the Aburrá Valley at an elevation of 1,538 meters and is bisected by the Medellin River which flows northward.

Because Medellin is located at 5,000 ft above sea level, its climate is not as hot as other cities located at the same latitude near the equator. And due to its altitude above sea level as well as a privileged location in the Andes Range, Medellin’s weather is more characteristic of a humid subtropical climate rather than that of a tropical climate.

Though it was founded in 1616, Medellin remained small until the coffee boom. It is now the center of the textile industry in Colombia. The city is home to more than three million residents throughout Antioquia who have a reputation for being very industrious and hard-working (source).

Religion in Colombia

Most Colombians are adherents of Roman Catholicism. The church is deeply ingrained in Colombian society, usually taking a leading and authoritative role in the community and having great influence in government. The church has not generally been reform-minded, but some elements of liberalization were evident beginning in the late 20th century. Religious freedom is guaranteed by the constitution, and the role of Protestant and independent Christian communities is small but growing. There are also even smaller Jewish and Mormon communities. A few Indian groups in remote areas still follow their traditional religions (source).

Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?

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