A diverse collection of stories and experiences from our friends and family around the world. Some pass only briefly through our ministry, others serve here long-term or are beneficiaries of our programs. Here are some of their reflections, stories and experiences.
By : Murn J. | Volunteer I first arrived at Ciudad Refugio in January as a member of a World Race team. We were supposed to spend two months in Colombia followed by two months in Ecuador and then Peru. Ever since I arrived here in Colombia, [...]
By : Merlin M. | Volunteer For more than two years, Ciudad Refugio has been praying and seeking ways to evangelize our immediate neighborhood, Prado Centro. For those who aren’t aware, Prado Centro was once a wealthy and upper class [...]
By : Pastor Douglas In the days we are living in I am thankful to be a part of the body of Christ and for the privilege to be His light and peace to the troubled world around us. Similar to the majority of countries around the world, [...]
By : Michaela S. | Practicum Student My name is Michaela and I’m a university student in Social Work from Sweden. I was interested in doing my semester of practice in Colombia and that led me to research and find Ciudad Refugio. The [...]
Dear family, It is with much anticipation that I announce we have received final approval to start the demolition and construction of the new building. D-day is set for December 1, 2019 and we are anticipating project completion by the end [...]
By : Merlin M. | Volunteer Ciudad Refugio was given a unique opportunity this school year to facilitate an English Club for students at a local high school. Teams of volunteers would walk to the Intitución Tulio Ospina every Wednesday and [...]
By : Team Seattle | Short- Term Volunteers Our time at Ciudad Refugio was incredible! For many people on our team this was our first mission trip and going in, we had very little idea of what to expect. We went in simply hoping to serve, to [...]
By Merlin M. | Volunteer Recently, Ciudad Refugio has been creating quite a stir in the local media here in Colombia. We have been honored to have been featured on two different new media outlets in the past week. And earlier this summer, [...]
By Yeyson M. and Merlin M. | Volunteers Ciudad Refugio is honored to be able to share the testimony of Yeyson Marin, a recent graduate of our restoration program and a current volunteer at the foundation. After his graduation, Yeyson has [...]
By Ciudad Refugio Ciudad Refugio shares in the sorrow over the passing of Dr. Jason Tabick. He completed his race and was promoted on glory on May 20, 2019. Dr. Jason Tabick loved telling the Chiropractic story from the homeless to the [...]
CIUDAD REFUGIO provides a refuge for those in need through the provision of humanitarian aid and holistic programing.Through feeding, housing, recovery, education, and work-readiness programming we help provide both short and long term assistance for those interested in restoring their lives and creating lasting change for their futures.