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From the Andes Mountains to the Amazon rainforest, Colombia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world. It is also home to unreached tribes, a large student population rapidly rejecting the Gospel, and thousands of children living on the streets. Colombia sits at the crossroads of Central and South America, making its culture almost as diverse as its natural resources.
Heavily influenced by Native American, Latin, European, African, Middle Eastern, and American cultures, 71% of its people practice Roman Catholicism. However, it is heavily influenced by tribal religions and focuses on works, instead of a relationship with Jesus. The women of Colombia need to encounter a loving relationship with God.
On this mission trip, Beauty for Ashes will serve the women of Medellin, Colombia with our ministry partner Ciudad de Refugio. You'll meet and build relationships with women coming out of homelessness, addiction, and prostitution that are in Ciudad de Refugio’s one-year Christ-centered restoration program.
Your team will:
Host Beauty for Ashes retreats, creating a space for God to bring hope, healing, and redemption to the stories of local women.
Be equipped to share about topics such as worth, identity, healing, and forgiveness with others through storytelling and vulnerability.
Build meaningful relationships with your team and those with whom you minister.
Gain a deeper understanding of who God is and who you are as His daughter.
You will stay at Ciudad de Refugio’s ministry site. Beds, sheets, and pillows are provided for each participant. You are welcome to bring your own sheets if you wish.
You’ve got a story to tell. It’s significant, powerful, and you want it to count for something.
You know about women who are suffering and being victimized, and your heart breaks for them.
That's exactly how Ruth and her team felt on the very first Beauty for Ashes trip in 2014. They wanted to see women set free from the lies they had believed for years. On that trip, Ruth met a woman named Nancy. She realized this new friend had a story in need of God’s redemption. After her time with Ruth, Nancy began believing God's truth — her story does matter.
Psalm 107:2 says “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Since 2014, Beauty for Ashes has reached over 5,000 women in 25 countries because of people like you, who are willing to share their story of redemption. We’ve hosted hundreds of retreats and small groups around the world, and have seen our curriculum proven as an effective tool God is using to foster lasting change in the lives of women.
God longs for His daughters to join Him in an intimate relationship. He desires to walk with them through healing and remind women of the identity and hope they have in Him.
If you want to join a Christ-centered community of women committed to taking God’s love to all of the nations, then it’s time for you to join us in Colombia.