God is doing great things in Medellin, Colombia! Our International Ministry Team (IMT) of 40, led by William Wood and under the stewardship of Pat Bock, discovered the awesome revival God is bringing to the people in Medellin.
Our first morning during the week we were in Medellin, February 6th, we were introduced to our hosts, Tom and Jen Atwater (Directors of Viento Fresco Foundation’s Children’s Center) and some of their staff, who told us about our activities and noteworthy cultural points to observe. We worshiped through music performed by three of the Atwater children. Tom explained the organization’s ministry to the community. Viento Fresco Children’s Center serves about 200 at-risk children and their families weekly and provides over 14,000 meals each month. Through the Center, children from 6 months to 11 years old are loved and cared for during the day. The staff feed the children, provides help with homework, and teaches them the Word of God. A Mom’s Program helps mothers gain skills for financial security and to free them from prostitution and the drug culture. Additionally, their Soccer Club draws teens off the streets and away from drug dealing. The youth learn the Word of God through devotional time before soccer practice and are taught to apply biblical principles in their sport and in their lives. Throughout the week, Tom and Jen inspired us with testimonies of how God was transforming lives and moving through their ministry to touch the people who live in the area around the Children’s Center.