Columbia Report by Dr. Marion Dodson

The following report was sent to me from Pastor Jaime Tundeno, who is a Field Director in Columbia with the School of Christ. This pastor was so touched by the School of Christ teachings that he purposed in his heart to take the School to other hungry believers in his native county. I know you will be as blessed by the following report as I was.
-Dr. Marion Dodson

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, wishing peace to be with you. It is very pleasing for me to inform you of what God has been doing through the School of Christ in our country of Colombia.

It has been three years (2011) since I received the School of Christ in the city of Sabanagrande by the personal teaching of Brother Clendennen brought to us by our beloved Pastor Delvis. I was led to touch others just as I was touched by each one of the lessons of School. I purposed in my heart to see that others were also touched by this message of Pentecost. From that day I started sharing the teaching of the School of Christ throughout Colombia leading us into the following cities: Barranquilla, Cali, Valledupar, Pivijay, Santa Marta, Bogota, Santo Tomas, Palmar de Varela, and Sabanagrande. We also went into the mountains between indigenous guanviamos in an area called Silvia and we stayed in the mountains of Cauca.

In our effort with the School of Christ, we graduate from 2011 to 2013 around 1893 students. Since the beginning of 2014 we have started new Schools with about 220 students. We are now running some Schools in church that have asked for us to come. We are working but sometimes it is very difficult. We have had to postpone some Schools because in the mountain of Columbia there are conflict between indigenous brother and tribes. We are praying that God will supply our needs and guide us as to how we can continue the work in these mountainous areas of Colombia. To God be the glory for every one of the experiences in these places. We are going to continue to work through all obstacles and continue to preach the message of the Kingdom of God.

Blessings in the Lord Jesus and the peace of God cover you.
-Pastor Jaime Tundeno

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Columbia Report by Delvis Soza

On our trip to Colombia and Venezuela, Pastor Jamie Tundeno and myself  visited Barranquilla, Santa Martha, Cali, and Cauca, holding meetings to encourage pastors to continue in the work of the harvest for the Lord.   Columbia is one of the places where there is a very large Indian population, and they face a number of social and political conflicts.

In 2011 we had began our work with pastors in this region, especially the Indian region of Toribio. We were so blessed knowing that pastors from this region were reaching their people with the Gospel of Pentecost through the School of Christ.  We began receiving reports from the pastors of how the people are leaving ancestral   customs and turning to the true God. This was truly amazing! However, over the last few months we lost contact with these pastors. Pastor Jaime Tundeno wrote to me concerned that it appeared our work was lost. We began to pray for God to give us direction.

As we started our journey to Colombia, it was glorious to see how the brothers in Barranquilla and Santa Martha received the Word of God. We traveled on to Cali where we started a School, then drove on to the valley of Cauca where another School is running.   While there, we received news of Pastor Hermes, and he informed us that they had not stopped working in the Indian region. He quickly made plans for us to travel to Toribio, Cauca to celebrate in a School of Christ graduation.

After seeing the School we realized what was needed was for someone to oversee the work. Pastor Jaime and I began to pray that God would give us direction for the work in this area, and who should be the overseer.  After much prayer we felt that Pastor Hermes would be the vessel that God would use to run the School in this      area in Colombia.

We have ninety-six students being trained in three different areas, and over the next few months we will be  going into Ecuador.  We praise God for how the School is being used as a tool to prepare the body of Christ for the coming of our Lord.

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