Area: 1,141,748 sq km
Northwest corner of South America. The fourth-largest country on the continent. Mountains in west; plains, forests and jungles in east.
Population: 46,300,196 Annual Growth: 1.47%
Capital: Santa Ré de Bogotaá
Official language: Spanish Languages: 83 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The success story of Bellavista Prison, a maximum-security prison in Medellin that was often called hell on earth, is an inspiration. Through prayer and bold Christian witness, the prison has seen a remarkable turning of hardened criminals to Christ and the end of rampant murderousness. Many inmates are now believers, and there is regular prayer, fasting, evangelism and even a Christian radio station. A Bible Institute has formed in the prison, training inmates to minister in prison and after release.
Satan's hold on Colombia must be broken by prayer. Christs lordship must be proclaimed over the spirits of violence, revenge, lawlessness and corruption as well as the occult practices that have brought the nation so low. The web of drug barons, guerrillas, paramilitaries, corrupt politicians and occult groups generates great violence against the saints through intimidation, property destruction, murder and assassination. Every year, dozens of pastors and priests are killed.
For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Colombia.