Once dubbed the “Golden Gate of the Republic.” Barranquilla is the largest city along Colombia’s Caribbean coastline. Originally settled in 1629, it enjoys a rich cultural heritage while remaining of the country’s most modern cities.
They say the biggest danger in traveling to Colombia is that you’ll never want to leave. Between its vast mountain ranges and sprawling coastlines, the country sports picturesque scenes that capture your heart. But among the 46 million people living there, many have never heard the story of Jesus or experienced his grace firsthand.
We have been working in the region of Barranquilla for a number of years with good success. The e3 Colombia Mentor Network is developing its vision and tools for starting, strengthening, and establishing new churches. Barranquilla, the home city of our national director, has been a flagship dimension of our ministry. Our participation as North Americans in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting expeditions are a powerful encouragement and motivation for our Colombian partners. This trip also includes a medical component, which means a team of medical personnel share the love of Christ in several of the church planting communities by meeting basic medical needs. Since Barranquilla is near the coast and equator, the weather is typically hot and humid.