CCV has a vision to end extreme poverty and transform the entire country of Colombia. For the last half-century, the country of Colombia has experienced the devastating effects of violence, drug trafficking and corruption. Because of the internal conflict they have been experiencing for years, Colombia has more Internally Displaced People (IDP), people who have had to flee their home or risk being killed, than any other country in the world. Roughly eighty percent of these individuals end up in poverty.
Extreme poverty is defined as those living on less than $2.00/day. Worldwide, 18,000 children die daily from poverty or poverty related issues. We can help change this through our three-tiered approach: sponsor a child, plant a church, and go there yourself.
Download the Compassion app.
- Send letters and photos
- Get up-to-date child info
- See photos of your child
- Pray for your child
Meet Their Spiritual Needs
Our goal is to impact the country of Colombia in the same way we are impacting the valley.
In order to meet the children’s spiritual needs, CCV has planted 8 churches in Colombia (1 church plant for every CCV campus) and plans to plant a new church with each new campus we add in the valley. In December 2018, during our Compassion at Christmas series, our church raised over $2 million for the Colombia church plants. These funds will be used over the next several years to plant 22 churches in Colombia.
These churches create spiritual transformation and community revival that will change the country. They will serve as a house of worship as well as a Child Development Center, where all of the sponsored children go to be fed, attend school, and receive medical care.
Learn more about your campus church plant and the impact it’s having on the community.
Go There: Build long-term relationships
See firsthand the difference you are making by signing up for a mission trip to Colombia.
During the trip, you will:
- Visit your campus church plant
- Attend classes at the Child Development Center
- Serve lunch to the kiddos
The best part is, if you've sponsored a child, you'll have the opportunity to meet them and their family. You will literally be able to step into your child's world and experience firsthand the growth and impact being made in the community.Register for a trip