Blessed Beyond All Mesure In Medellín


“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

Luke 15:10

Today we went to a new work that was recently started by Missionary Rick Washburn, Comunidad Bautista Amistad En Cristo (Friendship in Christ Baptist Community) and another church that was started years ago, Iglesia Fundamental Bautista Vida en Cristo (Life In Christ Fundamental Baptist Church). The first church is around 1 year old and meets in a rented house on the outskirts of Medellín. It was packed in there. Pray that God gives guidance to find a new building soon.

 

 

Praise God for an opportunity to preach his word and for one precious soul that was saved this morning! After preaching on the Power Of The Truth, 13 year old Santiago (the second from the left in the picture below–the one with his eyes closed) decided to place his trust in Jesus Christ. This was his second Sunday coming to the church. Pray that God would work in his life and allow him to grow and to be a witness to his family and friends.

 

 

After church and a delicious lunch we decided to go to El Cerro Nutibara. This is a small mountain in the very middle of Medellín, Colombia where you can look out and see the entire city on all sides. At the top they also have a small replica town of the “old days” (Pueblito Paisa) and a few shops. Here’s a picture of Aubrie and I at one of the viewpoints of the city. Sorry about the squinting–the sun was in our eyes just a bit. 🙂

 

 

So, today was our last full day in Medellín. What a needy city. I believe that God has great plans to glorify himself in this place, but we definitely need more laborers. Would you consider coming here?

Tomorrow afternoon we’ll be flying out to the city of Bucaramanga. This is a smaller city than Medellín, but I haven’t been able to find any likeminded churches there. Pray that God directs us as we endeavor to discover and fulfill his will.

Here are a few more pictures for your viewing enjoyment…

 

Two men relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It's common here to see people just sitting on benches soaking it all in.

 

 

Motorcyclists abound in this city. With the price of gas going up (between $4-$5 per gallon) and the price of motorcycles coming down, it only makes sense. Unfortunately most of the wrecks around the city are caused by the reckless driving of the motorcyclists. I'll have to post a video of the driving here. It would scare most people in the States. Lol

 

 

One of the boys from yesterday at the "finca" (farm). This was about 1 hour outside of the city. Lots of fresh air, lots of cows and lots of green. 😀

 

 

I love this girl. Thank you Lord.

Many of the Catholic churches here are incredibly ornate. This particular church has vast amounts of hand-painted depictions of "Biblical" events (most of them overly exalt Mary). Notice the couple in the lower right corner on their knees. We watched as they crawled on their knees all the way to the front where there was a statue of the city's patron saint and virgen. The Catholic faith is a sad thing to me. So many believe in God, believe in the Bible and believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. But in spite of all that they are trusting in their own works to get them to God. It is impossible. Pray that God would give us wisdom as we attempt to biblically "connect the dots" for these people drowning in empty religion and faith in their traditions.

 

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About Aaron

I am a born again child of God, a servant of Christ and seeker of His glory! I'm happily married to a wonderful wife. We have two precious daughters. After serving as Pastor of Iglesia Bautista El Faro in Dawsonville, GA for 4 years, God has now allowed me and my family to be missionaries in Colombia, South America. Follow our story at www.bemagnified.org

Posted on February 14, 2011, in Colombia, Evangelism, Ministry, Survey Trip and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The motorcycle is used extensively in criminal enterprises such as robbery and muder. But you can also see whole families using them for transport. Dad driving, little boy in front and mom on the back holding another little one. All on 90ccs.

    • And don’t forget Pizza Delivery! We also saw one couple carrying their pug between them yesterday….and at 50 miles an hour. poor guy lol

  2. Jorge Ligaluppi

    Love it all!! Would love to do what you do in the future. May God continue to guide and bless you all!!!

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