Final Day In Colombia

36 camp attendees. 19 excepted Christ. The highlight of our three days was the baptism of seven camp participants!

The final day of camp brought much rejoicing.

36 camp attendees. 19 excepted Christ. The highlight of our three days was the baptism of seven camp participants! 

Each child was prayed over and prayer petitions were noted. A verse was selected that spoke to their need, and the verse was read and highlighted in their individual bibles. There were many smiles, tears, and expressions of gratitude from the campers and from the team.

After many pictures, hugs, and prayers we went our separate ways. 

God is good!

Joan Needham, Mission Colombia 2016

Day 2 in Colombia

Our second day of camp was an active, emotional, blessed roller coaster.

We began yesterday with 33 kids. Today we added 3 more. 

We are on a route that contains obstacles and persecutions. However, God’s plan is marvelous.
— Pastor Fernando

The day begins with celebration and worship. Then Pastor Fernando brought the message of running the race for God's Olympics. "When you ask Jesus into your heart you become a citizen of Heaven... This earth is not our home... We are on a route that contains obstacles and persecutions. However, God's plan is marvelous. He gave us natural strengths which include talents gifts and abilities. God also sent a helper, the Holy Spirit. God is aware of our weaknesses and He will show us how to overcome obstacles."

We separated into small groups and discussed the message – digging deeper and allowing each child to ask questions, receive counseling, and pray.

Rec games followed. Each team created a cheer and they are given points for competing and for the amount of enthusiasm they show. This is a very competitive group! There was much laughter and a lot of NOISE!! 

After lunch the process was repeated.

He is faithful. 

He is present. 

He is good. 

– Joan Needham, Mission Colombia 2016

Colombia Mission

The goal is to lead people to Christ through fellowship, community, and the teaching Word of God

The Church Project Colombia team is doing an evangelistic camp in Medellín, Colombia known as an e-camp. The purpose of an e-camp is to spread the Gospel in an intentional way, while teaching the leaders in Medellín how to do the camp themselves. The goal is when we leave they will do this camp again for themselves, and then take it to other churches across Colombia and the nation. This is a model that can be replicated in any place or country. The goal is to lead people to Christ through fellowship, community, and the teaching Word of God. The theme of the camp is “Press On”.

2016 Church Project Colombia Team

Pastor Fernando Tangarife delivers the invitation after the teaching the Word on the first day of the evangelical camp. Nine of the young adults accepted Christ as their Savior.

All of the young adults attending the camp gather around to learn how to play games with their teams. 

The first service was at the Christian soccer club of the Medellin. Two members of the CPA Columbia team participated in the service.

Christian Jackson, Oklahoma State university student, gave his testimony. "Rely not on your passion, but on the Lord's passion for you." Christian thought his life, his future was about football, but he soon learned that our Savior's plan for him was much greater.

Natalia Gualteros, student at Sam Houston University, brought the message.

Matthew, James, Habakkuk, and Hebrews provided the foundation for her passionate message to 70-80 young and old in attendance. "Christ must be the foundation of your life." The vocal responses from the assembly during her message were uplifting and joyous.

The outstanding turnout was notable for the CP Colombia team, requiring them to bring 30 additional chairs from upstairs.

– Joan Needham, Mission Colombia 2016