Open Doors Shelters Colombian Boy Who Turned Down Guerrilla Gang

Timóteo's family found Jesus, and converted from the beliefs of their tribe in Colombia. That made them targets for persecution - and made Timóteo a target for guerrilla gangs.

You’re 11 years old, and you’re walking home from school. A man carrying a gun calls you over to him. What do you do?

This wasn’t a new experience for Timóteo in Colombia. Guerrilla fighters were everywhere in his community. 

A guerrilla gang offered him money, power, and a better life.

Brave Timóteo said no - he knew Jesus was better and he was able to find safety and shelter at the Open Doors Children's Centre in Colombia.