Trip Focus: Youth and Soccer Camp Outreach (Student ministry team).
Colombia STM: July 27-Aug. 3, 2023 (2371)
OHC teams will partner with International Leadership Institute (ILI) Colombia. They are a global ministry, and in Colombia, they train and mobilize leaders to reach distant regions of Latin America. ILI serves in over 125 countries and teaching in 300 different languages worldwide. Our local ILI ministry contact will serve alongside of OHC as this team ministers through a Sport and Youth ministry, providing VBS and Soccer camps to youth living in the poor neighborhoods of Pereira. Many of these children have not been outside the city or have been exposed to Bible teaching through VBS or Soccer Camps. The team will also conduct two 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.
Thursday, 8/3: Fly back to San Antonio
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, see attached file HERE.