History: Love in Action is a program in which sponsored
children, that live in a slum area of Medellin Colombia, receive a daily
nutritional snack, spiritual training, and opportunities to participate in
special events and celebrations. The program began in 1996 and now serves
101 children and adults living in the area.
Love in Action cares for, teaches, disciples, and counsels
children and youth who have little opportunity for a promising future.
Through the love of God demonstrated to them, they begin to see a different
way of life. The ultimate goal is to prevent children from falling into
drugs, alcohol, prostitution, and criminal behavior, and to focus on God’s
plans and purposes for their lives.
Daily tutoring and activities are offered to the children.
studies, Vacation Bible School, and daily devotionals are an integral part
of Love in Action.
Workshops are held for the parents to
emphasize the importance of their involvement in the education of their
The children also enjoy participating
in recreational activities such as football, basketball, and soccer.
Needs for the Program:
The families in the program need
opportunities for future employment and economic stability.
(Quoted from "Operation World" 21st Century
The Roman Catholic Church held a
privileged position in Colombia until 1991. About 90% of the population
considers themselves members of the Roman Catholic Church.
The official language of Colombia is
Spanish, with approximately 98.6% of the population speaking the language.
Colombia supplies 75% of the
There is a 70% literacy rate.
Colombia has a reputation for being
one of the most violent countries in the world. Corruption, blackmail,
kidnapping, assassination, and revenge murders continue to demoralize
Pray for the children in our
program, their families, the home directors, and staff.
Pray for the violence in the
country to diminish, so that the children can grow up in safety.
Pray for an improvement of
relationships between the Love In Action program, families, and