Colombia

Colombia: Valiant Evangelist Martyr

Here is an interview with our ministry partner, Pabel, an evangelist of Colombia Para Cristo, who had mysteriously disappeared. In late November of 2014, his body was located in the mountains of the Paez Indian Territory. He had been tied to a tree and strangled. The two murderers responsible for this crime have confessed and are now in Indian custody. Kelly, Pabel's young widowed wife and the mother of their two little children, was allowed to confront the murderers. Explaining to them that although her husband had always wanted to be with the Lord, the crime they committed has caused serious harm to her family who are left without a provider. As a Christian, Kelly willingly forgave the perpetrators, mentioning that she would also ask God to forgive them. Her husband Pabel, who was one of our dearest friends, will be remembered as a valiant evangelist who gave his all for the cause of Christ.

December 8, 2014
Length: 2:24
From Colombia Para Cristo

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VOMC has helped to encourage a group of expelled Christians through the rebuilding of their community and the continuing establishment of a secure means of sustainability and livelihood. From this community, the Gospel continues to go out to neighbouring areas.

Project Fund: Relief and Development

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
49,084,841 (July 2020 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Mestizo and white (84.2), Afro-Colombian (including mulatto) (10.4), Amerindian (3.4)

Religion (%)
Christianity (93), other (7)

Leader
President Ivan Duque Marquez (2018)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Civil law system influenced by the Spanish and French civil codes

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Colombia

Please uphold all those in Colombia who’ve been victimized through acts of violence, asking the Lord to meet their needs, heal them of their brokenness, and bring about renewed hope and restoration. Also intercede for their persecutors so that they, too, will witness the love of Christ and experience His forgiveness and salvation.

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