At its 1994 assembly, the Southeastern Minnesota Synod voted to enter into a companion relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Colombia (Iglesia Evangelica Luterana de Colombia – IELCO). At that time there were 12 organized Lutheran congregations in Colombia. Today IELCO is made up of 25 congregations. This partnership has made the purchase of a house and farm for the Lutheran School of Theology and a retreat center possible. The School of Theology opened in February of 2000. Our ELCA missionaries in Colombia are┬áCurtis and Katie Kline.

Helpful Links:

  • 8000 Feet and Counting: the blog of Curtis and Katie Kline (link)
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church’s blog about their experience in Colombia (link)

Important documents:

  • Historical background of IELCO (link)
  • Resolution 1994:01 (link)
  • Companion Covenant 1994-1998 (link)
  • Companion Covenant 1998-2001 (link)
  • Companion Covenant 2001-2004 (link)

Related articles:

  • Colombia Prayer Calendar: 2015 by the Global Mission/Companion Synods Table (link)
  • Traveling to Colombia by Anna Hermann and Anna Wencl (link)

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