It has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but some still face financial hardships. About a third of the country lives in poverty, and the separation between upper class and lower class is substantial. Armed conflicts and drug abuse have created a violent atmosphere, causing the citizens to live in fear.
Since the beginning of the refugee crisis, approximately 1.3 million Venezuelan refugees have been welcomed into Colombia. Many struggle to find jobs and income after they arrive.
Children in the area are exposed to violence and drug abuse early, and with a lack of quality public education, it’s easy for them to merge into a toxic lifestyle. In some areas, kids don’t even leave their homes because it’s too dangerous to be outside.
Bible League Ministry has been serving Colombia since 1993, and the training and Bible studies are changing this area through the Gospel. Every two days, a new church is planted thanks to the Church Planter Training. Project Philip Bible studies are reaching children and adults alike, changing the dynamics of families and communities.