Headed for Colombia, South America
Because their church has expressed concern about the human rights violations that are rampant in Colombia (on the part of the guerilla groups, paramilitaries who operate with a nod from the government, and the government military as well), church leaders are growing increasingly concerned about the possibility that they may be targetted by the government and even imprisoned for their work. They have asked Presbyterians in the U.S. to spend time with them in Colombia in order to create a higher profile for their pastors and members who may be at risk. Further, they want our help in getting their story out to our churches across the United States.
I believe that this is exactly the kind of work that we are called to as Christians in an increasingly dangerous and violent world. I'll be spending a week in Colombia during September, so stay tuned for more as I learn more myself.
With prayers for Christ's peace,