Socially distanced art lesson, in between lockdowns.

Colombia Spring Update

Colombia, Tiempo De Paz

In Medellín, Columbia, the Tiempo de Paz Foundation supports about 100 at-risk children in two community drop-in centres. The children attend four hours each day, as public schools run for only half of the day. They receive nutritional and academic support, enjoy sports and music together, receive counselling, and pray as a community. In two of the city’s toughest neighbourhoods, it’s a safe place for children.
Published June 7, 2021, < 1 min read.

Liliana, our program leader in Colombia, shared recently about the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on Colombian children and their families through economic challenges; stress on society and families in general; and academic setbacks for economically vulnerable children. Recent unrest in the country has also affected everyone.

But there is good news to share. Hope Story supporters were able to provide remote learning and music classes. Happily, technology has multiple blessings, and many of the children are now attending Sunday School virtually online or as Liliana tells it “Sharing the good news of Christ not only to all the nations, but to all of cyberspace!”

Thanks to Hope Story donor support, Liliana’s team has been able to provide food baskets to vulnerable children and their families throughout the pandemic. Thank you for your caring support!

But, many children from lower-income families have fallen behind in their academics because of interruptions in the school year. Others have experienced increased domestic abuse during the lockdowns or have experienced mental stress this year, but thankfully Tiempo de Paz now has a psychologist on staff.

Liliana expressed her gratitude to the Lord for his sustaining presence, and to Hope Story supporters for being ‘manna from God’ this year, especially. Her faith and trust in the Lord’s goodness and power, is found in God’s Word: “Be anxious about nothing.”

Please pray for...

The ability to feed vulnerable families of the children who attend Tiempo de Paz.

For the mental health of children stuck in small apartments during lockdowns.

For a reduction in COVID-19 cases in this hard-hit part of the world.

About Tiempo De Paz

In Medellín, Columbia, the Tiempo de Paz Foundation supports about 100 at-risk children in two community drop-in centres. The children attend four hours each day, as public schools run for only half of the day. They receive nutritional and academic support, enjoy sports and music together, receive counselling, and pray as a community. In two of the city’s toughest neighbourhoods, it’s a safe place for children.