Ministering to those in need.

Sparrow International makes approximately four organized trips to Colombia per year. We minister to an estimated 500 orphans per trip. At that rate it would take us 289 years to just see every orphan once – which gives you a scope of the need. We partner with churches and Christian organizations in the field and have several trips planned for 2014 and beyond. If you would like more information about these trips, check out our events page for the latest information.

Below you can view stories of other families and individuals who have joined us on the mission field and had their lives transformed in the process.

Focus on Colombia

Orphan Facts:

  • Colombia has been under the scourge of a 40-year civil war. This, along with the drug trade, has caused violence and consequently a rise in orphans in this country. In Colombia, for example, girls as young as 12 are reported to have submitted sexually to armed groups in order to ensure their families’ safety.
  • Girls, especially orphans, are abducted into child soldiery and sexual slavery and are sometimes forced into armed service by their parents as a form of ‘tax payment’, as happens in Colombia. (THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2005)
  • In Colombia, for example, girls as young as 12 are reported to have submitted sexually to armed groups in order to ensure their families’ safety.

Mission Stories.