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¿Cuánto sabes de…?. Colombia . ¿Dónde está Colombia?. A. C. B. D. ¿Dónde está Colombia?. A. C. B. D. How large is Colombia compared to Illinois?. ?. Colombia is 7 ½ times larger than Illinois. How large is Colombia’s population compared to that of Illinois?. ?. 43.800.000.

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what languages are spoken in colombia
Spanish – ~93%

(I knew that!!)

Other languages:

Chibcha (Kuna) -- “Dot nuet!”

Araucano – “Chaltu!”

What languages are spoken in Colombia?
what is the capital city
What is the capital city?

Bogotá(population 6.5 million)

The complete name is “Santa Fé de Bogotá”

reading tasks
Reading tasks
  • Now scan the cultural reading on pp. 386-7 for the answers to the following questions:
    • What is the unit of currency?
    • Who is Gabriel García Márquez?
    • Name one famous performer from Colombia.
    • What are three types of exhibits that can you see at the Museo del Oro?
    • Describe the importance of the city of Cartagena.
gabriel garc a m rquez

“One Hundred Years of Solitude”

“Chronicle of a Death Foretold”

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1982

Gabriel García Márquez
Full name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

born in Barranquilla.

When Shakira was 13, she headed to Bogotá to become a model. Instead of a modeling contract, Shakira ended up with a recording contract for Sony Music Columbia.

Early buildings included the largest fortress in the Americas, the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas.Cartagena
Las Bóvedas are dungeons initially built for military purposes and now house boutiques and tourist shops. Cartagena
religion in colombia
Catholics: 82%

Protestant/Evangelical: 13.5%

Variety of other belief systems

“An estimated 60 percent of respondents to the El Tiempo poll reported that they do not practice their faith actively” (U.S. Dept. of State, ¶5).

Religion in Colombia

covenant church in colombia
Short-term Missionary Opportunities in Latin America: Colombia

Christian education/discipleship

ESL (credentials required)

Christian counseling (Spanish required)

Theological education (Spanish required)



Social outreach projects

Covenant Church in Colombia

many other missions opportunities
Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA):

Active in helping the poor since 1982. “One of the main goals is to get children into the educational system and off the streets, where they risk becoming involved in gangs and crime… More than 1,200 boys and girls participate in sports, music, dance, theater, art, community service and other activities. Mothers can enroll in training programs to learn skills such as shoe repair, hairdressing, sewing, ceramics and first aid” (Mission Colombia, ¶1).

Many other missions opportunities!!