SOM Latin America News2019-06-19T11:24:45-07:00

My Father’s Heart

My Father's Heart by Alethia Stendal EXCERPT FROM ALETHIA'S UPCOMING BOOK: In the past, there have been lots of chances of turning back, only dad never did.  When I was 11 years old the missionary school in Bogota where I attended was suddenly swarming with missionary kids fleeing the violence of the eastern planes.  Ray Rising had been kidnapped causing

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Fighting For Religious Liberty For Women

Fighting for Religious Liberty for Women - Reported by Marina Stendal Russell and I, along with our thirteen-year-old granddaughter Gabriella, recently traveled to Nigeria to attend conferences on women’s religious liberty and freedom. We were very impressed with the Christian African leaders we met. In Colombia, the security in rural areas has degenerated, particularly in areas known for drug growing

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One Million Bibles For Venezuela

Transporting this Amount of Bibles per Week for 100 Weeks In order to reach our goal of one million Bibles for Venezuela we would have to transport this many Bibles per week for the next 100 weeks. Then, only 1 Venezuelan in 30 would have a Bible. However, it would be enough to greatly encourage all the churches and to give

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Radio Broadcast and Bible Distribution…

Radio Broadcast and Bible Distribution on One of the Most Dangerous Borders in the World   The situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate. In the midst of the upheaval we are engaged in distributing a container load of beautiful study Bibles to besieged pastors and leaders. There are many places where the border between Colombia and Venezuela has been closed

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Lomalinda: A Beautiful Hill by Russell Stendal, Jr.

Lomalinda is a beautiful place! by Russell Stendall, Jr.   It’s located in the plains of eastern Colombia, however Lomalinda isn’t flat. Lomalinda translates to “Beautiful Hill” an apt name for this land.  The rolling hills are a peaceful contrast from the stubbornly flat land it lies between. Sadly, Lomalinda has not seen peace for the last few decades. It has

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October Latin America Prayer Alert – Watered In Faith – El Tablón Update

Watered in Faith Reported By Samuel Hernandez We send our most sincere appreciation for the help received from our partners, individuals and anonymous friends who continue supporting the tremendous work of God in Colombia. The El Tablón project to help persecuted displaced Paez Christians in Colombia is doing well. A few weeks ago, we inaugurated the new land for a

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June Latin America Prayer Alert – Project For Persecuted Paez Christians

Persecuted Paez Christians Update By: Samuel Hernandez In the previous newsletter, we mentioned a new and great opportunity we have to help another Christian Paez displaced community located in Huila. This project is called El Tablón and it will be our second big project with a community for persecuted Paez Christians. El Tablón is a mountainous plateau and the hopeful

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Bibles Without Borders Project – Latin America Update

  January 2018 marked the 54th anniversary of the ministry of our family in Colombia. I was eight years old at the time and can still vividly remember the night flight from Miami to Bogotá in a four-engine piston DC-6 over the moonlit Caribbean. At dawn we reached the north coast of Colombia and the vast Sierra Nevada snow-covered mountains

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“But You Care, Don’t You?” Article about Russell Stendal – by Douglas Feavel

Russell Stendal But You Care, Don’t You? When a man’s ways please the Lord. (Proverbs 16:7) The window for openly evangelizing in Colombia, South America, began to violently slam shut in the late 1970s. Farming, which was still the country’s largest industry, became committed to the production of cocaine, marijuana and heroin. Drugs were fast on there way to becoming the dominant factor in the

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The Lone Ranger – by Russell Stendal

The Unquenchable Life   (A Study of Acts Chapters 8 – 28)   by Russell M. Stendal   Introduction   I have been called a wide range of derogatory names over the years, even to the extent of being denounced in some sectors as the antichrist (Matthew 5:10-12). One of the more interesting titles conferred on me (and not always

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Update On Kelly From Colombia

Colombia  Update About Kelly     Click Here to Listen to Update Kelly's husband Pabel was martyred in 2014 while delivering Bibles to a hostile Colombian Native American region. SOM workers were able to encourage and walk with Kelly during those difficult days and helped her relocate by purchasing land and building a house for her and her two children. SOM continues to

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Latin America Update – Shaken

Reported by Russell and Marina Stendal Implementation of the Peace Accord has been slow and filled with obstacles. The FARC guerrillas finally arrived at the stipulated sites where they were to turn over their weapons only to be told that the United Nations was not ready to receive them. Also, little or no preparation had been made by the government

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