In the six days that I have been in Colombia, God has already done many amazing things…specifically in orchestrating meetings with key people. We were able to partner up with a medical mission team from Mississippi that will be providing essential healthcare to the village we are targeting. I’ve attended several worship services, from YWAM (youth with a mission) to an indigenous church that met on a mud floor under a homemade shelter. Even today I had the privilege of sitting at the feet of two seasoned missionaries listening as they talked through what biblical discipleship looks like and how this often differs from what we see both in the western church and on the mission field. God is so good and I’m thrilled to be able to have this opportunity to be discipled and poured into
The team I’m with is excellent. Both guys, Paul and David, are solid believers and it has been wonderful to grow together with these men. Mr. B is the missionary here and it has been incredible getting to know and learn from him.
We are living in Leticia, Colombia at the home of Wycliffe translators who are currently on furlough in the States. Homes here are small and generally have running water even though it’s one temperature and not drinkable. Plumbing here is finicky and Air conditioning is nonexistent. The temperature is constantly around 85-90 degrees with almost 100% humidity. The insects are not generally bad in town but become horrific the closer you get to the jungle and Amazon river.
Mr. B, our local missionary, has focused his energy on several local villages on the Amazon which he travels to for several days at a time. Please pray for us as we are about to embark on our first three day river trip where the physical conditions described above are far more extreme. We will be sleeping in hammocks near the river where the insects, especially the Mosquitos are relentless. Please also pray that God will use the last six days of our preparation to further the gospel specifically in the stories we will be teaching and sharing.
Written by Gabe Llewellyn