Because Jamundí, Colombia is near the Department of the Cauca, it is a municipality that suffers from the violence of various armed groups and criminal bands that promote a culture of terrorism and extortion toward families with businesses and independent work. The Church of the Nazarene has worked in this environment for the past 17 years promoting a message of forgiveness, restoration, and hope.
Jamundí is a growing city because the city of Cali is extending it's urban area toward the Valley region. Although Jamundí has a required military supervision due to the danger, it continues to expand with the best high schools and universities of the Valley. The population has now risen to 125,000.
Tourism, because of the many rivers and natural parks, and agriculture, especially the production of sugar cane, are the two largest contributors to the economy.
7 years ago the church purchased two properties next to each other in the same neighborhood where the church is functioning. The plan is to build their own church facility. Presently the plans and permits are in process. All taxes are paid up to date. The two properties together measure a total of 28 meters wide by 23 meters deep. The plan is to build a sanctuary with a seating capacity of 500 and some classroom space.
The church has a membership over 500 and a weekly worship attendance over 550.