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After 6 years of praying, Miguel & Mariangela Sanabria are having a baby boy in November! We thank the Lord for His blessing! Pray for a safe delivery for mom and baby. The Sanabrias recently celebrated Love & Friendship Day in Colombia with the young people of Vision Baptist Church in Caldas. Praise the Lord...
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A United Nations fact-finding mission recently concluded that Venezuela’s justice system repressed opponents of the government. The judiciary lacked independence & impartiality, frequently received orders from the Maduro government on how to decide case outcomes, and allowed public officials to commit crimes with impunity. Torture, violence, and deprivation of life are just some of the...
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On August 15, Colombia and over 100 US-allied nations signed a statement expressing their willingness to help the Afghan people. To that end, the U.S. is finalizing an agreement that could send as many as 4,000 Afghans to Colombia. According to the Wall Street Journal, these would include “refugee visa holders, those who are eligible...
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Chestley Howell has purchased tickets to leave for Medellin, Colombia, on December 14, 2021!! The Lord has blessed and provided him with over 50% of his support. Please pray that Chestley will be able to raise the remainder of his needed support and set-up fund between now and December. He also has five openings left on...
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Coups, political instability, widespread gang violence. Haiti’s already dire situation has only been exacerbated by the murder of President Jovenel Moïse last week in his home in Port-au-Prince. Haitian police say 28 foreign hitmen were involved, mostly Colombians and a few Haitian-Americans. Angry civilians joined the police in search for the gunmen, and most have been caught, but...
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Over a week of violent protests have left a mounting number dead, injured, or missing in Colombia. What began as a protest against new tax hikes meant to reignite the economy has morphed into violent displays of anger and discontent across a country that has been riddled with increasing poverty and corruption. President Duque has since...
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An inquiry in Colombia has found that 6,402 civilians were killed by the military between 2002 and 2008 and falsely passed off as enemy combatants. The army’s aim was to pass the civilians off as left-wing rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to boost its kill rate and give the impression it...
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For anybody who’s been keeping up with international news the last few years, the Venezuelan financial crisis, which started in 2014 with the rise of a socialistic government, is perhaps old news, forgotten as time has worn on. For those in Colombia, it’s still fresh on their minds, as a third of the fleeing Venezuelan...
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By Chestley Howell, Missionary to Colombia In Colombia, the recent death of Javier Ordonez led to violent protests and clashes between civilians and law enforcement over police brutality. Thirteen people died, nearly 300 civilians and police were injured, and over fifty police kiosks and stations were burned. There are calls for reform, but no one...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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