Yesterday, as part of our new project funded by the British Methodist Church to support migrant Venezuelan families in Colombia, we carried out a health brigade in Medellin in which 21 pregnant women received consultations and ultrasound examinations.
News in English for Distrito Eje Cafetero
In a response to the humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented migration from Venezuela we have been able to launch our project in Bucaramanga.
More than 90 attendees, including members of the congregation from our local churches, pastors and superintendents from across Colombia, and esteemed foreign guests from our partner churches and organisations joined us at our VIII National Assembly.
The city of Bucaramanga is experiencing a large influx of Venezuelan immigrants. Venezuela, once the richest country in the region, has declined so much that two thirds of its population currently live in extreme poverty.
Our congregation in Piedecucuesta is looking to respond to the needs of local children a start a 'For happy and healthy children' project. The area where we are located is renowned for high rates of internally displaced people by many years of civil conflict.
The third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum (GCF), the world’s most diverse high-level leadership grouping in global Christianity, has begun in Bogotá, Colombia, with Bishop Juan Alberto Cardona in attendance.
The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) began the 2018 edition of its annual Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” in Bogota, Colombia, on 14 February.