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Posted on March 16, 2021 A year later: Life amidst COVID-19

Acts and Love in Action: BGsEtAl 2021FebMar; Vol. XXI Num. 06; A year later: Life amidst COVID-19…

We told you this 2021 would hit the road running! It has been quite the quarter. Let us recap on life amidst COVID-19 and people in Colombia, a year since our last in person visit, right before the pandemic began.

FBC Cucuta continues serving their community, especially Venezuelan migrants. The blankets were needed, yet the face masks were more urgent; so they have expanded their production line to provide masks to people in the community making sure they are protected. The sewing machines given by one of our churches in Puerto Rico continue to bear much fruit. With gratitude for such generosity, prayers are coveted as they continue to provide for many in need around them.

The migrants from Venezuela continue to go back and forth to and from Colombia. The situation is very difficult as the pandemic has limited their options in Colombia and even returning to their homeland is not as easy as just wanting to go back. Many are stranded after days and weeks of walking. When the border is officially closed it is difficult to get across either way to reunite with relatives. Please continue to pray for CBC House of God in Cucuta as they serve their community.

Even though your BGs have not traveled to Colombia since the pandemic hit, there has been constant contact with our different partners. Resources have been shared as they become available, and they have always arrived when most needed. FBC Riohacha continues to provide for the children and families affected in The Guajira.

You can say that the Wayuu are our Aquiles heal in The Guajira. We are fervently praying that the pandemic does not reach their rancherias as they do not have the resources to combat this virus or the same access to health care as others have in that country. Thus far, the Lord has heard our plea and is keeping them safe. Please continue to pray with us for them and receive their gratitude and ours!

This is but a glimpse of what has happened this year since our last in person trip to Colombia. Join us for a virtual tour with your BGs Et Al on Wednesday, March 31st (in English) or Wednesday, April 14th (in Spanish), both from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET. We will share more pics and information so you can continue nurturing your partnership through prayer, encouragement, ongoing support. To participate, please register at volunteers@internationalministries.org by March 25th at Noon (for English) or March 31st at Noon (for Spanish). Spaces are limited. Invite others and register now to save your spot into this virtual tour to Colombia with your BGs Et Al…

Last but not least, the long-awaited kick-off of the discipleship online experience is off to a good start. Every Thursday night since January we have been gathering via Zoom. We are grateful to each of you who have been praying for us and this expanded task as regional consultants for discipleship in Iberoamerica and the Caribbean and continue to support our ministry to share His Word and make disciples to the ends of the earth. Thank you, for your faithfulness and partnership.

This Holy Week we have plenty to be grateful for. There is lots more still to be done, yet Jesus did what none of us could. Thank the Lord with us for His sacrifice and redemption so we could have eternal life with Him. May He find us all faithfully obeying His commands…

Stretching further toward the goal “amidst COVID-19”,
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