Trip Focus: Youth and Soccer Camp Outreach (Student ministry team).
Colombia STM: July 27-Aug. 4, 2023 (2371)
OHC teams partner with Conectar Global, a digital and youth discipleship ministry in Colombia led by Juan Bravo. While in country, the team will serve alongside our missionary partner, Conectar Global, and other local partners. Our local ministry contacts will arrange a 3 day overnight sports and VBS camp outside of the city with vulnerable children and youth ages 12-20. Many of these children have not been outside the city or had the chance to participate in such a camp. Our team will work alongside our ministry partners, building relationships through activities including: sports, games, arts and crafts, small group times, drama, worship and Bible teaching. We will help organize 2 day-long youth festivals in the town of Chichina and La Union, sharing with them in games and fun activities while also sharing with them the Gospel.
Colombia Itinerary (tentative)
Thursday, 7/27: Depart San Antonio and arrive in Pereira, Columbia
Friday-Sunday 7/28-7/30: VBS and soccer camp in Pereira to approximately 60 kids with ages of 14-20 years old. The focus will be on discipleship and personal commitment to Christ.
Monday, 7/31: Team rest and sightseeing and exploration.
Tuesday & Wednesday 8/1-8/2: Two evangelistic festivals with various games and teaching to expose the entire community to the Gospel of Christ in Chichina and La Union.
Friday, 8/4: Fly back to San Antonio (Updated)
Trip Details: Trip Cost: $2,100. Land cost is $1,150; all inclusive: meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, ministry supplies, etc. Airfare cost is $950; OHC MUST arrange all Airfare travel.
The Colombia team will fly from San Antonio to Pereira, Colombia. While in country, the team will serve with our missionary partner, ILI Colombia, ministering through a VBS camp and soccer ministry. We will spend two days conducting a festival in two different locations which is evangelistic to an older audience.
Place of Stay: Casa Del Rey is a hotel located on the mountainside overlooking the city of Chichicastenango. Each room is double or triple occupancy and includes a large sitting room area with a fireplace. Each room has a shower, with hot water, and a bathroom. Breakfast & dinner are included in trip cost. Dinner will be buffet-style, including soup, salad, main course, with dessert.
Trip Orientation/Team Meetings: We will have several Team meetings prior to our trip. We will provide you with a Team Informational Packet at the 1st Team Meeting. Team Meetings are required and will focus on building team unity, learning about the culture of our designated country, discuss and plan for our in-country service.
For more information on this STM trip (NOTE TRIP END DATE UPDATED), see attached file HERE.