travel bursary reports
In July and August 2015 I spent 7 weeks in San Nicolas, a community in Soacha, south of Bogota the capital of Colombia. I was there as part of a Latin Link step team made up of 5 young students from the UK. We were working in a project providing meals and structured activities for deprived children from the area. The project was run by a Mennonite church in Teusaquillo, central Bogota. The project building also hosts a small church plant and various other community projects including dance and IT classes.
My objective for my time in Colombia was to give the communities we were living with whatever they needed. My first project was in Bogota, in a community in the ‘invasion’ areas, our objective here was to help with the children’s, youth and any other church groups, we had to emerge ourselves into their church and do whatever was going on, and this varied from home groups to evangelising on the street and bringing new families to our church. We also had a project that was given to us, this was to help improve their school’s sports hall, when we arrived the floors were filthy, the walls were crumbling and the roof was pretty much falling apart. This is how it looked when we were finished… The community were very welcoming, and the Millan Family were amazing and made being away from home so easy.
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