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Colombia

RegionLatin America
Sources of PersecutionOrganised Corruption
Population49,068,000
Christian Population46,657,000
ReligionsChristian
GovernmentPresidential Republic
LeaderPresident Juan Manuel Santos
Score56/100

Colombia

Colombia: Legacy Of Corruption.
Columbia’s long running war on drugs has resulted in major issues of corruption and violence. Christians who stand up to the drug cartels are extremely vulnerable. Many church leaders have been kidnapped or received death threats because they’ve helped victims of the drug trade. 

Concern For Christianity.
In 2017 the largest armed group, FARC, was disbanded and willingly surrendered arms. However, this has done little to stem the violence. In government areas there is also a growing agenda of secularism that has caused concern for religious freedom. 

Persecution also comes from indigenous groups. In their communities, tribal religion is an integral part of life. Anyone who converts to Christianity is threatened and can even be exiled for their faith. In some circumstances Christians have been killed. 

Your help makes a difference for Christians in Colombia by: 

  • Literature distribution, prayer support and biblical training.

  • Women’s ministry.

  • Advocacy and awareness training.

  • Vocational training and social-economic development projects.

Pray for Colombia

Pray for the government to be more open to Christianity. 

Pray for Christians pressured to renounce their faith, that they will remain faithful. 

Pray for God to provide for believers and their families when they have lost everything.

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