Welcome to the missions website of Nate & Nikki Bonham. We hope this gives you a glimpse of what the LORD is doing through MTW’s team in Rionegro, Colombia.  For more updates and more specific information about our ministry, please sign up to receive our newsletters.
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Nate and Nikki have been serving with Mission to the World (MTW) since 2012, but their desire for foreign missions began soon after they were married in 2004. After several years working in secular vocations, Nate earned his Master of Divinity and Nikki earned her master’s in Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.  They served at a church plant in Mississippi for almost seven years before leaving for the field.  Nate is an ordained teaching elder (pastor) in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), an associate member of the Reformed Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IREP), and a doctoral candidate in Pastoral Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary.

The Bonhams arrived in South America in 2012 and spent their first year in Bogota, Colombia, where they attended language school and served alongside a new church plant. In late 2013, they transitioned to Arequipa, Peru, where they served in church revitalization, discipleship, counseling, and pastoral and lay training. In December 2020, they moved to Rionegro, Colombia to open a new field for MTW.   Rionegro is located on the outskirts of Colombia’s 2nd-largest city, Medellín.

Nate serves as the church planting pastor of Iglesia El Redentor (Redeemer Church), as well as in areas of theological education, pastoral training, and biblical counseling. Nikki serves in education, discipleship, and ministry to women and children.  They are passionate about hospitality as a means for evangelism and discipleship. Their hope is to see Christ-centered and biblically based churches planted across the region of Eastern Antioquia in Colombia.

What we do

Ministry Foci


Nate is the church planting pastor of  Iglesia El Redentor (Redeemer Church) in Rionegro, Colombia.  It began as a launch group in March 2021 and celebrated its first official Sunday morning service on Reformation Day (October 31) of that same year.


Nate and Nikki both have a heart for equipping pastors, pastors’ wives, and lay leaders for ministry across Colombia and South America.  They work through networks such as IREP (the Reformed Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Colombia), City to City Latin America, and other reformed groups to train, encourage, and mentor leaders in early stages of ministry.


We believe the university campus is a strategic crossroads for evangelism and discipleship.  For this reason, our team seeks to reach the campus in cooperation with the local church using an approach similar to Reformed University Ministry (RUF).


As we plant churches, we want the love of God and the love of our neighbor to be an integral part of our DNA.  We see care for the orphan, the widow, and poor and the refugee as an outflow of the local church and a means by which the Lord builds His church.

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