Mission Possible has partnered with One Mission Society in supporting ministry projects in Bogota, Colombia since January 2012. They commenced their partnership by financially supporting a Home for boys who had been Street Children, or came from a dysfunctional family background. As the partnership developed, Mission Possible also began supporting a Community Ministry Project in the Juan Rey district of Bogota.
This Ministry includes a feeding programme for children. Currently, 85 children are in the programme, which gives these children one nutritious meal seven days each week. Mission Possible has caught the vision to support the construction of a Community/Feeding Station/Church building, which will ultimately service 300 children and 2100 meals each week. In addition to this, they had a vision to purchase a building for a ‘Hope House 2’, for girls who come from a similar background to the boys in ‘Hope House 1’.
All of these projects are run by Christians from the Christian Fellowship Church (planted by OMS) through the Christian Fellowship Foundation. The Gospel is shared with the children and their families in the Juan Rey District, and it is the intention of the Christian Fellowship Church to plant a church in Juan Rey. Many of the boys in Hope House 1 have come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ over the years, and attend the Christian Fellowship Church.
Since Mission Possible commenced their Partnership with OMS, I have been the OMS UK link, along with Joe and Sadie Law, who direct the Mission.
At the beginning of April, I had the privilege of joining a Mission Possible Team to participate in the opening ceremony of ‘Hope House 2’ for girls (the dream realised), and the inauguration service of the Juan Rey Project building (again this wonderful vision becoming a reality). In addition to attending these services/ceremonies, we visited the boys at Hope House 1. It was so encouraging to meet the current 19 boys in residence at the Home, and also the first 5 girls in Hope House 2. Both Homes are run in a loving, Godly and professional manner. It was clear to see that all the children were happy and developing in every area of their lives. It was also wonderful spending several days in the Juan Rey district, visiting the current Feeding Station, meeting the boys and girls, including members of their families who are in the programme, along with the volunteers and workers of the Christian Fellowship Church, including Pastor Julio Cesar and his wife, Blanca, who direct this wonderful ministry.
Donald Coulter – Ireland People Group Director