Hello from Colombia!

    “Hello from Colombia!” Friend, December 2019

    Hello from Colombia!

    pictures of places and people in Colombia

    Illustrations by Katie McDee

    Hi, we’re Margo and Paolo.

    Join us as we explore Colombia!

    Colombia is in northern South America. This Spanish-speaking country has about 49 million people, with about 200 thousand members of the Church.

    Colombia has a tropical climate, with lots of different plants and animals. In fact, it has more kinds of birds than any other country! Many of them can’t be found anywhere else in the world, like this multicolored tanager.

    This girl is eating an arepa, a tasty cornmeal cake. People in Colombia often eat it with cheese and meat.

    In Colombia, December 7 is el Día de las Velitas (the Day of the Little Candles). People light the streets with thousands of candles to begin the Christmas season.

    This month marks one year since the Barranquilla Colombia Temple was dedicated.

    Here’s a photo of the new temple in Barranquilla. Colombia also has another temple, in the capital city of Bogotá.

    Meet some friends from Colombia!

    I feel blessed and happy to have the gospel in my life. I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves us and that the Prophet Joseph Smith restored this Church. I appreciate that we have a prophet who guides us.

    Camila R., age 10, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

    I know with all my heart that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and love us. They gave Joseph Smith revelation to translate the Book of Mormon to make it available to everyone.

    Luis V., age 12, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

    Are you from Colombia? Write to us! We would love to hear from you.

    Thanks for visiting Colombia with us. See you next year!