Advance Worldwide is committed to partner with local churches in underserved communities of Colombia.
Our first church partner in this region is in the city of Quibdo. This church is passionate about reaching the lost and most vulnerable. They have served families in a neighborhood called "Buenos Aires," ministered to an indigenous group that settled in a village nearby, and even sent mission teams to remote villages only accessible by boat.
AW role has been to assist in the strategic implementation and financial support of some of these initiatives.
Example of type of support to local church in Quibdo
- Renting a former nightclub that was transformed as a community center/church plant. This space was used to minister to children and families as well as a worship venue. This place had to close due to the impact of Covid.
- Provided 3 sewing machines and sent professional seamstresses to teach a group of women in this community sewing techniques. Learning these skills assisted these women to generate extra income to support their families.
- Connected a church team to a business trainer that provided a series of trainings on how to start new small businesses.
- Supported with materials for kids outreach programs
We continue to build bridges with other churches across Colombia to rally around this "forgotten" community and assist in developing strategic goals to see this vision accomplished.
At the same time we are developing new partnerships in other underserved locations. We believe God has amazing things in store in Colombia!