- Written by Timothy Vowell
My Name is Chris Poole and I'm 24 years old and I serve as director of The Road To Bogota in Columbia South America. In November of 2009 I was delivered from a life of addiction and alcoholism and dedicated my life the Lord and serving His Kingdom. In June 2011, I was invited by a family friend to go on a missions trip to Bogota, Colombia. I spent 10 days with God's beautiful children and after the first few days I knew my life would be changed forever.
I returned back to the United States and began selling everything I owned. I moved out of my apartment, sold all the furniture, my electronics, and even my once most prized possession, my 2004 Ford Mustang. All of a sudden worldly treasures no longer meant anything to me; all I wanted was to be back in Colombia serving His children.
Now I live full time in Bogota, Columbia and work with the orphanages of Fundacion para un Mundo Nuevo (Foundation For A New World) making disciples among the abandoned and at risk children they serve.
I hope to bring hope to these children through our Savior Jesus Christ. And although I cannot personally father and love them all, I can bring them to know someone that can, someone that can give them closure, hope, love, strength, peace, and rest. The one that did the same for me!