Theo and Sonja Donner have served in Medellín, Colombia since 1983. Theo teaches at the Biblical Seminary of Colombia (FUSBC) which is based in this rambling city of 2.4 million people. Like almost every part of the world, much of daily life in Colombia was shut down due to the coronavirus, although Medellín had at that time recorded relatively few cases.
Phil and Carolyn began serving in West Africa in 2013. The region was relatively stable at the time, with good inter-communal relationships making it safe for local Christians and Western missionaries to live and work there. Tragically, the security situation has now deteriorated, bringing many changes to life and ministry.
Our two Envision summer teams in 2018 went to Poland, to work with Andrzej and Monika Kempczyński, and to Wick in Caithness, to help the Harbour Mission Church where former GBM missionary Gilbert McAdam is pastor. We were disappointed that teams to Latvia and Italy had to be cancelled due to lack of volunteers. Here the two teams tell their story.