Latin America

Latin America’s Protestant population is booming, yet the region is still home to high numbers of unreached people groups. Brazil tops the chart of Latin American countries with the most unreached people groups. Mexico is number two, followed by Peru and Colombia.

Mexico’s Oaxaca State, for instance, is the most ethnically diverse entity in the world. In one 36-square-mile area of the state, more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken. Peru is home to many “unengaged” tribes who live in the jungles of Amazonia, isolated from society.

In contrast, Peru’s evangelical population has dramatically increased from 1 percent in 1960 to 11.15 percent in 2017. However, Peruvian Christians suffer from a lack of trained leadership, leading to false teaching within some churches.

Cuba has also experienced a great spiritual awakening in recent years. In 2017, an indigenous ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission held 82 evangelistic outreaches across the nation where they shared the gospel with more than 20,000 people.

Poverty, gangs, and drug trafficking are some of the biggest challenges to the spread of the gospel in Latin America.

How You Can Make a Difference

Native missionaries in Latin America persevere in sharing the gospel in some of the world’s most dangerous mission fields—where gangs, drug traffickers, and hostile animist communities view them as a threat to their territories. They need your support to help them enter towns and villages through community engagement projects like small businesses and vocational training centers, which have proven effective in opening hearts to the gospel message.

Ways To Give

Evangelism & Discipleship

Building Christ’s Church

In Oaxaca State, Mexico, where over 200 languages and dialects are spoken, a ministry is training missionaries to reach the region’s many unreached people groups.

Community Engagement

Being Salt and Light

In the slums of Guatemala City, an indigenous ministry provides more than 100 poverty-stricken children with afterschool recreation and discipleship in God’s Word.

Compassion

Sharing the Love of Christ

An indigenous ministry in the Peruvian Andes cares for poor children by providing them with nutritious meals, usually their only meal of the day, and tutoring.

Latin America

Overview

Latin America’s Protestant population is booming, yet the region is still home to high numbers of unreached people groups. Brazil tops the chart of Latin American countries with the most unreached people groups. Mexico is number two, followed by Peru and Colombia.

Mexico’s Oaxaca State, for instance, is the most ethnically diverse entity in the world. In one 36-square-mile area of the state, more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken. Peru is home to many “unengaged” tribes who live in the jungles of Amazonia, isolated from society.

In contrast, Peru’s evangelical population has dramatically increased from 1 percent in 1960 to 11.15 percent in 2017. However, Peruvian Christians suffer from a lack of trained leadership, leading to false teaching within some churches.

Cuba has also experienced a great spiritual awakening in recent years. In 2017, an indigenous ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission held 82 evangelistic outreaches across the nation where they shared the gospel with more than 20,000 people.

Poverty, gangs, and drug trafficking are some of the biggest challenges to the spread of the gospel in Latin America.

How You Can Make a Difference

Native missionaries in Latin America persevere in sharing the gospel in some of the world’s most dangerous mission fields—where gangs, drug traffickers, and hostile animist communities view them as a threat to their territories. They need your support to help them enter towns and villages through community engagement projects like small businesses and vocational training centers, which have proven effective in opening hearts to the gospel message.

Ways To Give

Evangelism & Discipleship

In Oaxaca State, Mexico, where over 200 languages and dialects are spoken, a ministry is training missionaries to reach the region’s many unreached people groups.

Community Engagement

In the slums of Guatemala City, an indigenous ministry provides more than 100 poverty-stricken children with afterschool recreation and discipleship in God’s Word.

Compassion

An indigenous ministry in the Peruvian Andes cares for poor children by providing them with nutritious meals, usually their only meal of the day, and tutoring.

Exclusive Stories from the Mission Field

Latin America

Help Form and Strengthen Disciples in Mexico

His friends and father were heavy drinkers, and a 17-year-old boy was on the verge of falling into the same lifestyle before a local missionary led him to Christ. He faced ridicule from his friends, and his father often beat him for becoming a Christian, but he was very public that he would not deny Christ and hoped to win others from his ethnic group with his testimony. Workers recently discipled other new believers in the process of planting churches and distributed more than 6,000 Bibles and 500 audio Bibles. They and other workers need donations to proclaim the gospel and follow-up with new believers. Pray that villagers will overcome strong cultural barriers to accepting Christ.

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Latin America

Feed Hungry Children in Peru

Poor children faced pressure to sell trinkets rather than attend school, and local missionaries encouraged them to stay in class. Every day of the week, children also received nutritious lunches at the local ministry’s feeding center, giving them the health they needed to excel in class and helping workers sow the seeds of God’s kingdom. The lunch is often the only meal of the day for one 10-year-old boy, who said, “Thank you for providing me with this food, you love me more than my mom and dad since they never come to visit me, and they don’t buy my food.” Donations of $35 or $70 are sought to feed hungry children. Pray the Lord will fulfill His purposes for each child.

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Brazil

Equip Evangelists in Brazil

Local missionaries obtained an invitation to visit elders of a large, semi-isolated people to tell them how the gospel had freed villagers of the Ticuna tribe from alcoholism and vice to living blessed by the Lord. The next day one of the elders became the first leader from his ethnic group to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. In another area, the mother of a seriously sick child asked a local missionary to pray for healing, and the worker first shared the gospel with her and her father. Both mother and grandfather put their faith in Christ, and after prayer the child recovered. Donations are sought for such gospel outreach and nurturing of new believers. Pray that worship in spirit and truth will unite churches.

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