Paying The Price In Bogota

It’s amazing the things you’ll do for something (or someone) you love!

Today we arrived in Bogotá, which is the capital city of Colombia with a metro population of over around 8,500,000 people. It’s huge. Really huge. This city is very high too, at about 8,600 feet above sea level, and it’s a bit colder too, compared to the other cities we’ve visited.

Well, being a larger city, and being the capital, there are quite a few more american stores and restaurants here. It’s crazy how much you can miss something that’s familiar after not having it available for a couple of weeks.

Well, my wife mentioned going to eat dinner at one of these places. And, since I liked that particular place, and I love my wife, we decided to set out on a grand trek to find it. A map said it was only about 20 blocks away. It would be a nice little walk.

Then it started to rain.

And rain.

And rain.

And rain.

Then it even started hailing.

Then we found an umbrella. Too late, maybe? lol

Needless to say, we were entirely drenched. Completely wet. Soaked to the core. You get the idea….

But when we found it (inside of a mall, of all places) it was oh, so good. Worth every drop of rain dripping from our noses; every sopping step we took; every shiver in the cold and wet breeze.

We found our Taco Bell. Yum. We were willing to pay the price!

Taco Bell has never tasted better!

Sometimes I wonder if we’re willing to pay the price for other things too. A wise man once told me, “Aaron, people always do what they want to do.” How true is that! If somebody really wants something, they’ll find a way.

This is a big city. The need is so great, not only here in Colombia but around the entire world. But are we willing to pay the price? It might be difficult, yes. But we have the power of an almighty God on our side. He has commanded us to go, but we as Christians have not gone.

Has there been anything in your life that’s been easy to pay the price for, yet other things are just so hard?

I know it’s been that way for me. Would to God that we could take a stand, live for the Lord, do what’s right and reach the world. We need His power and strength.

So, people always find a way to do what they want to do. What do you want to do?

Panorama of Bogotá, Colombia

About Aaron

I am a born again child of God, a servant of Christ and seeker of His glory! I'm happily married to my wonderful wife, Aubrie, and we have four precious daughters. God has graciously allowed us to serve as missionaries in Colombia, South America since 2011, and minister among Latin Americans since 2004. Follow our story at

Posted on February 18, 2011, in Colombia, Evangelism, Family, Survey Trip and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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