Education

Andrew & Amy Fields

The Biblical Seminary of Colombia (BSC) is situated in a busy working-class quarter of Medellín, Colombia. The neighborhood sounds are a friendly presence—inviting you into the community with busy street vendors, upbeat music, and bustling buses. Many of the seminary students come from families like the ones that live in this neighborhood—hardworking and determined but often strained for financial resources.

Nathan & Nozomi Brownell

Dozens of shoes spill out from the entryway of the Green House youth center where adolescents have gathered for the afterschool program. They’ve finished a snack and now sit attentively while a speaker shares her testimony. This kind of story is rare in a nation where only 1 percent of the population professes to be Christian, but the students lean in, some tearing up.

Martha & Jaime Amaro

A child’s laughter peals through the air as her teacher uses wooden figurines to show the story of Daniel. Forty small hands raise and move as a worship song fills the room. The pungent smell of glue hangs in the air as a child squirts another glob onto his paper and covers it with cotton balls. His class is learning about the Israelites. The Children and Worship program shares God’s truths through a multi-sensory experience.

Peter & Patty Ford

A cool, salty sea breeze wafts through the crowded city streets and across the countryside of Lebanon, bringing relief from the warm climate. Yet, the climate between Middle Eastern Christians and their Muslim neighbors can be less balmy. As a minority population, Christians often face varying levels of discrimination, which can affect how they show respect and compassion to their Muslim neighbors.

Adrian & Bernardeth Bobb-Kelly

A line of laughing students streams into the meal center at 11:30 a.m., eagerly inhaling the scents of fresh bread and steaming pots of rice and beans. The chatter from children, pastors, midwives, and volunteers dwindles as they offer a song of praise. The kids are heading to school after this lunch, and their seats will be filled by a second wave of students arriving after their morning class before going home.