Presbyterian News Service features the visit of PMV’s Colombian partners
“This walk of almost 30 years made us understand that this Partnership is not transactional, but transformational.”
This article was written by Larry Hollar (College Hill Community Presbyterian Church) and published by Presbyterian News Service.
Four key leaders of the Presbytery of the North Coast in Colombia spent September 7-15, 2023 in the Presbytery of the Miami Valley, working with representatives from the Ohio presbytery to strengthen and deepen long-standing relationships between the two presbyteries.
For 27 years, the Presbytery of the Miami Valley has developed and maintained an “hermanamiento” (partner relationship) with the Presbiterio de la Costa Norte (Presbytery of the North Coast) in the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (Presbyterian Church of Colombia).
“During our visit to the Presbytery of the Miami Valley, we discovered the multiform grace of God working in the midst of our communities, in such diverse ways, that our faith has been challenged to discover new paths for the construction of the Kingdom of God in Colombia. This walk of almost 30 years made us understand that this Partnership is not transactional, but transformational. Hundreds of lives, families, and entire churches have been transformed by living and sharing our faith as brothers and sisters…,” said the Rev. Cristhian Gómez, Executive Secretary of the Presbytery of the North Coast, Colombia.