Daniel Salinas in Colombia

Dear Friends,

Thank you for interceding with us for Dr. Daniel Salinas in Colombia.

Known for its tropical Amazon rainforests and majestic Andes mountains, Colombia is home to over 50 million people (71% Catholic, 17% Protestant, and 5% atheist or agnostic). In 2016, Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace accord that ended an armed conflict that had spanned half a century, killing 220 thousand people and displacing 5 million more. In recent years, economic and political tumult in neighboring Venezuela has driven nearly 1.8 million refugees to Colombia. Since January, rising territorial disputes between guerrilla groups over drug smuggling routes at the Colombia-Venezuela border have killed at least 23 people. Join us in praying for those endangered by violence, for upcoming presidential elections in May, and for God’s peace in Colombia.

Daniel is Associate Director of the Theological Education Initiative, a program of United World Mission. He also teaches online courses for Biblical Seminary of Colombia or FUSBC (Medellín, Colombia) and Asian Theological Seminary (Manila, Philippines), both partner schools of the Vital SustainAbility Initiative. Previously, he served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Daniel and his wife Gayna have three children.
 
ScholarLeaders supported Daniel during his PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois, USA) and also awarded him a grant to complete his book, Taking Up the Mantle: Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 20th Century (Langham, 2017). The book provides a historical overview of how dominant theological streams (including both Liberation and Evangelical theologies) have developed in Latin America. Learn about the history of Latin American theology in this 2016 Bible Study Magazine feature on Daniel: A Fragmented Faith. Also check out Daniel’s 2012 InSights PerspectivePastors, Prophets, and Prosperity.
 
Daniel shares the following prayer requests:

Currently, I am teaching online classes with FUSBC in Medellín, Colombia and ATS in Manila, Philippines. Please pray for my class preparation and for the students, some of whom are in places with limited internet access.
 
I will be traveling to Kenya and Ghana, from February 21 to March 3, for different meetings and visits to seminaries. Pray for smooth flights, check-ins, connections, and arrivals. Pray that COVID will stay away from me. I don’t want to get stranded in a foreign country because of a positive test.
 
I will be going to San José, Costa Rica for a theology conference, sponsored by Langham, to present a paper on Latin American hermeneutics. Please pray for the logistics of the conference, for me to be able to finish the presentation while in Africa, and for the conference to have a good outcome. After San José, I’ll present on the same topic at FUSBC.
 
I’ll be teaching an online course for the Master’s in Biblical Interpretation for FUSBC, starting on March 28. Currently, I am writing the syllabus and gathering reading resources. Please pray for this new course on Latin American Theologies and Hermeneutics.
 
Thank you very much for your prayers.
 
Blessings,
 
Daniel Salinas

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