6How large is Colombia’s population compared to that of Illinois?
7Colombia’s population is about 3 ½ times larger. (2001 estimate)
8What languages are spoken in Colombia? Spanish – ~93%(I knew that!!)Other languages:Chibcha (Kuna) -- “Dot nuet!”Araucano – “Chaltu!”
9What is the capital city? Bogotá (population 6.5 million)The complete name is “Santa Fé de Bogotá”
10Reading tasksNow scan the cultural reading on pp for the answers to the following questions:What is the unit of currency?Who is Gabriel García Márquez?Name one famous performer from Colombia.What are three types of exhibits that can you see at the Museo del Oro?Describe the importance of the city of Cartagena.
16Shakira Full name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll born in Barranquilla. When Shakira was 13, she headed to Bogotá to become a model. Instead of a modeling contract, Shakira ended up with a recording contract for Sony Music Columbia.
17What are three types of exhibits that you can see at the Museo del Oro?
18El Museo del Oro Pre-Colombian goldsmithing Jewelry Religious artifacts
19Describe the importance of the city of Cartagena.
20CartagenaThe city was founded in 1533 by the Spanish.
21CartagenaEarly buildings included the largest fortress in the Americas, the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas.
22CartagenaMany churches, monasteries, palaces, and mansions built during the 1600s survive to this day.
23CartagenaLas Bóvedas are dungeons initially built for military purposes and now house boutiques and tourist shops.
24Religion in Colombia Catholics: 82% Protestant/Evangelical: 13.5% Variety of other belief systems“An estimated 60 percent of respondents to the El Tiempo poll reported that they do not practice their faith actively” (U.S. Dept. of State, ¶5).
25Covenant Church in Colombia Short-term Missionary Opportunities in Latin America: ColombiaChristian education/discipleshipESL (credentials required)Christian counseling (Spanish required)Theological education (Spanish required)Communications/mediaAdministration/bookkeeping/accountingSocial outreach projects
26Many other missions opportunities!! Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA):Active in helping the poor since “One of the main goals is to get children into the educational system and off the streets, where they risk becoming involved in gangs and crime… More than 1,200 boys and girls participate in sports, music, dance, theater, art, community service and other activities. Mothers can enroll in training programs to learn skills such as shoe repair, hairdressing, sewing, ceramics and first aid” (Mission Colombia, ¶1).