City of Refuge (CDR)

City of Refuge

In 2014, Evangelical Church Missionaries JJ & Randi Guerrero, along with Richard Merlo, the son of a Bolivian Holiness Church pastor, started a ministry called City of Refuge. CDR, for short, is a ministry aimed at reaching the unchurched college students and youth of Cochabamba.  This area of Bolivia is home to many colleges and universities.  The ministry of CDR includes a Café where students can come and enjoy coffee and food and hang out together.  CDR also offers ESL classes, Bible Studies, and a weekly CDR church service.  As students become more involved there is a discipleship program that helps them to learn more about becoming a follower of Jesus and provides opportunities to volunteer and serve in the community around them.  Today there are over 80 student volunteers in the discipleship program.

Women's Shelter at CDR

In addition to ministering to the youth in Cochabamba, City of Refuge operates a ministry center that reaches out to needy and vulnerable women.  The shelter was created in order to support women at risk, and provide security and a place to sleep.

Your donation to CDR helps these women have a roof, security, food, counseling, and evangelism through the Bible studies offered at the shelter.  The Women's Shelter is helping to transform the lives of at-risk women in Cochabamba.  

Make A Donation To CDR

Contributions are solicited with the understanding that the ministry has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.