Colombia 2017


JULY 29- AUG 5 2023, $1750
18 and Older
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This trip will partner with CFNI Colombia and Nations Ablaze/The Manderfields. Nations Ablaze began in 2007 under Jerry and Barbara Manderfield as the state-side umbrella for youth work already underway in Colombia. After 15 years working with youth in Colombia, the Manderfield’s sought to expand their vision. Youth Solutions (YS) began in 2005 as an unofficial movement to equip and create unity among pastors and youth leaders nation-wide. By 2008, it had evolved into an NGO and falls under Nations Ablaze. Since its inception, YS has held six annual conferences and expanded internationally into three more nations. Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI) Colombia, a ministry training institute, launched in 2009 to equip young people to impact Colombia and the nations with the Gospel. Currently, the institute has outgrown its facilities and has expanded to a two-year program. 


Formally, Colombia is a modern democratic country where the rule of law is established and religious freedom is guaranteed. However, large areas of the country are under the control of criminal organizations, drug cartels, revolutionaries and paramilitary groups. In a context where impunity is the norm, all inhabitants of Colombia suffer from the conflict that has lasted for decades, but Christians are specifically vulnerable to such hostilities. All types of Christians can become victims of organized corruption and crime by criminal groups, though it affects mostly the more outspoken Christians who play prominent roles in social or public life, or fulfill leadership positions at community and national levels. Secular intolerance affects all types of Christians in the larger cities that are under government control. Denominational protectionism mainly affects non-traditional protestant groups who do not conform to traditional Catholic rites. 


Excerpt taken from, "Colombia"

Typical Day

Schedule is an approximation of the trip. Actual schedules will be given to team members closer to departure. 


6am: Fly in to Medellin

1pm: Arrive and set up lodging

2pm-4pm: Group Orientation and Prayer

5pm: Dinner

6pm-9pm: Outreach


8am: Breakfast/Devotionals

9am- 12pm: Ministry to Street Workers, CFNI seminars, and other Outreaches 

1pm: Lunch

2pm-4pm: Free time

5pm: Dinner

6pm-9pm: Street Ministry and Outreach 

10pm:Debrief and Prayer



8am: Breakfast/Devotionals

9am-12pm: Clean up dorms, finish all ministry projects

12:30: Lunch

1-3pm: Rest/Prayer

3-5pm: Free Day Activity

5pm: Dinner

6-9pm: Debrief, reflection and prayer 



6am Departure for home

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