Jesus People Finally Reach Latin America
By William F. Nicholson, Associated Press Writer, The Atlanta Journal
July 1, 1973
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP)
The Jesus People have come to Latin America.
Here in this tiny Central American nation, more than 50 young North American men and women run a coffee house and training school to send disciples to other parts of Latin America. Their message is peace and love.
They belong to the Children of God—or simply COG—and claim to have established colonies in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“We love you!” several of the smiling youths told a visitor to their loft coffee house in downtown San Jose. “We really do.”
On weekends, a rock band made up of Jesus People pack in Costa Rica youths. Those who can’t squeeze in stand outside in the street and listen through open windows.
“But our main concern is training disciples in the basics of the Bible ...
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