Colombia is still reported to be the world’s most dangerous society, where hundreds of thousands of children are living in the most appalling conditions and extreme poverty. Tackling the issues of poverty right at the root is a must and Bethel – London’s Riverside Church has linked with the Colombia Child Care organisation in a bid to make a positive contribution. At the centre in Santa Marta, children are cared for physically, developed spiritually and equipped educationally, enabling them to stay in their home environment and not be forced onto the streets.
Partnering with David Taylor, founder of Colombia Child Care our teams have contributed towards the phenomenal work amongst homeless children in the region where CCC have already constructed a fabulous community and medical centre, nursery and primary schools. Teams help with the practical maintenance and construction of the project and are involved in ministry in local churches.