Hope… What is possible when we step away from the noise of our own life and enter the lives of others.
You can enter the lives of dozens of Colombian children, teenagers, and families through two unique experiences. NorthRidge Church is partnering with Street Kids Ministry to impact the lives of children who are being raised by the streets. The Tolerant Zone is an area of Bogotá where kids endure most of their life without parental guidance. Street Kids Ministry provides opportunities for the love of Christ and the desperate need of children to intersect.
Dia Cero (Day Zero) is a weekend retreat focusing on wayward teenagers. We will be partnering with Conbiba, the local church in Bogotá, in hosting nearly 500 kids who will be experiencing God in real and tangible ways. Street Kids Ministry and Dia Cero bring light into darkness. There is not enough darkness in the entire world to put out the light of even one small candle. You have the opportunity to be that candle.
Requirements: Must be 18 years of age, an active attender or member at NorthRidge Church to apply.
Dates: October 7-18, 2017
Application Process: Application due date is June 30, 2017
(*All applicants will be interviewed and the team will be selected after the interview process is completed.)
Team Meetings (must attend): Team meeting dates have yet to be determined, but there will be 6 – 8 meetings prior to the team’s departure.
I live in Bogota, Colombia with 13 million other people. Things are far from being ok. Many kids roam the streets here and a significant part of the population is living with, and dying from, AIDS.
ConBiba came to my school and shared the message of Jesus. I went to “Day Zero” camp where my life was changed. Through this state-of-the-art experience I began a relationship with God and now attend weekend services. ConBiba and I are in my community, caring for the sick, and providing hope for the hopeless.