Colombia

With over 48 million in population, Colombia is the third largest country in Latin America Its capital city Bogotá is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Latin America with almost 14 million people. Half of the population of Bogotá comes from other parts of country. With a history of guerilla war and violent drug cartels, Colombia has the greatest number of internally displaced people of any country in the Americas. Two other cities, Medellin and Cali each have 3.5 million people and make the list of the top 10 Spanish-speaking cities in Latin America.

The Free Methodist Church in Normandía, Bogotá is a strong vibrant congregation with a fine facility. The pastor, Libni Gasca, also serves as the district leader. Some years ago they planted a daughter church in Barrancabermeja, a city of 300,000 in central Colombia. They are now simultaneously planting congregations in two other parts of Bogotá, Bosa and Fontibon.

The Normandía church has been heavily involved in rescuing and parenting girls from the streets through a foundation called FinDeSin (the End of Without). With the partnership of International Child Care Ministries and the Set Free Movement, they provide spiritual, educational, psychological and physical care for girls through college

In 2015, two independent churches in Medellín officially affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, more than doubling the membership of the district. The churches in Medellín are also involved in holistic ministry and church planting, currently targeting the southern part of the city.

Eight ministerial candidates are being prepared -- including Rossemberg Patiño who is studying at the Seminario Bíblico in Medellín with a Child Care scholarship. A large group of capable and committed young adults are actively involved in ministry and beginning to pursue theological education.
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Libni Gasca


Pastor & District Leader

Libni Gasca


Pastor & District Leader

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