Colombia: Satura Celebration

“Together We Celebrate Your Love” was the theme for the first annual Satura Colombia celebration. It was such an honor and privilege to attend...

By Doug & Cindy Tankersley Regional Directors Latin America

“Together We Celebrate Your Love” was the theme for the first annual Satura Colombia celebration.

It was such an honor and privilege to attend the Satura National Convention in Sincelejo, Colombia, to celebrate all that God is doing through the ministries of One Mission Society.

Men for Missions Colombia crew sporting their honorary sombreros for their Satura support.
Colombia crew sporting their honorary sombreros for their Satura support.

Juan Guillermo Cardona, Director of Satura Colombia, was rejoicing as 320 participants and ministry partners from around the world kicked off the celebration with a service on Friday night to praise and worship our Lord, Jesus Christ. Saturday was a day of workshops. On behalf of Men for Missions, we provided three workshops that included the history of MFM and challenging laymen to Do, Go, and Give in total obedience to Jesus Christ. The Saturday night service provided a special time of testimony. Many shared how the various ministries of Satura Colombia have impacted their lives. Sunday concluded with another special service and sharing of the Lord’s Supper.

Men for Missions is so thankful for the opportunities that we have had to serve alongside Satura since 2012, with short-term evangelism teams. Since then, Men for Missions has sent 29 evangelism teams with 233 short-term team members resulting in over 11,600 decisions for Jesus Christ, and this was just one small piece of the many things to celebrate.

During the celebration service, participants of the conference were given an opportunity to ask questions related to the content of Saturday’s workshops. One question was, “How do we get Men for Missions in Colombia?”

The truth is that Men for Missions is happening throughout the country as hundreds of our Colombian lay brothers and sisters are being trained to prayer walk, evangelize, disciple, and plant churches as well as teaching others to do the same. Their passion for the lost and their zeal to DO, GO, and GIVE whatever God asks is the conduit for the next world missionary movement. They are not waiting for the next MFM team to arrive from the U.S.A. Many groups have formed that are now out emulating the evangelism model that they discovered after having an MFM evangelism team at their church. These groups are out evangelizing door-to-door and also training other churches in other communities how to do the same. They are preparing their own teams to cross streets and borders.

Celebration service for Satura in Sincelejo, Colombia.
Celebration service for Satura in Sincelejo, Colombia.

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