On our trip to Colombia and Venezuela, Pastor Jamie Tundeno and myself visited Barranquilla, Santa Martha, Cali, and Cauca, holding meetings to encourage pastors to continue in the work of the harvest for the Lord. Columbia is one of the places where there is a very large Indian population, and they face a number of social and political conflicts.
In 2011 we had began our work with pastors in this region, especially the Indian region of Toribio. We were so blessed knowing that pastors from this region were reaching their people with the Gospel of Pentecost through the School of Christ. We began receiving reports from the pastors of how the people are leaving ancestral customs and turning to the true God. This was truly amazing! However, over the last few months we lost contact with these pastors. Pastor Jaime Tundeno wrote to me concerned that it appeared our work was lost. We began to pray for God to give us direction.
As we started our journey to Colombia, it was glorious to see how the brothers in Barranquilla and Santa Martha received the Word of God. We traveled on to Cali where we started a School, then drove on to the valley of Cauca where another School is running. While there, we received news of Pastor Hermes, and he informed us that they had not stopped working in the Indian region. He quickly made plans for us to travel to Toribio, Cauca to celebrate in a School of Christ graduation.
After seeing the School we realized what was needed was for someone to oversee the work. Pastor Jaime and I began to pray that God would give us direction for the work in this area, and who should be the overseer. After much prayer we felt that Pastor Hermes would be the vessel that God would use to run the School in this area in Colombia.
We have ninety-six students being trained in three different areas, and over the next few months we will be going into Ecuador. We praise God for how the School is being used as a tool to prepare the body of Christ for the coming of our Lord.