Colombia

 

                                      

It is the fourth-largest country on the continent made up of mountains in the west; plains, forests and jungles in the east.

POPULATION

It has a population of over 46 million people.

CAPITAL

Santa Fe de Bogata with a population of over 8 million

PEOPLE

97.5% are Spanish speakers with four major tribes: The Mestizo, Whites, Mulatoo (European and Black), and African-Colombian and their level of literacy is 72.7%.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Spanish

ECONOMY

Rich in resources, Colombia’s main export earner is manufactured goods and its main employer is agriculture.

POLITICS

Independent of Spain in 1819 Colombia became a separate state in 1831. Polarization (difference of public opinion) contributed to 170 years of partisan politics, dictatorships and civil wars.

CHALLENGES
1)    Unreached people
2)    A large number of Muslim communities
3)    Child Labor
4)    A large number of orphans and widows due to drug related violence
MINISTERING OPPORTUNITES
1)    Orphanage visits
2)    Construction work/projects
3)    VBS

Mission Pitures:

 

 

Voltage: Electrical voltage in Colombia is 110 just as in the US.

Visa Requirement: Individuals are responsible for getting their visas. You can contact your travel agent for visa and flight information.

Cost: The cost of the trip is $699 for 7 days and this includes: lodging, meals, ground transportation.