Latin America Initiative
Worshipping Together in Heaven with Latin Partners and New UPG Believers
THE LATIN AMERICAN INITIATIVE (LAI)
ONE DAY WE WILL all join in praising Jesus along with the heavenly beings and Elders, singing
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth” (Rev. 5:9).
This is the vision of the LAI: that our Latin partners and we will one day stand shoulder to shoulder with believers from every people group to worship our Savior together.
One of the remarkable developments in our current era of history is the growth of the majority world church, that is, believers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They have caught God’s vision for the nations: taking their faith from anywhere to anywhere! In L.A. alone, the Joshua Project estimates that 21,000 workers will be sent to the nations in the next 15-20 years (https://joshuaproject.net/assets/media/handouts/global-mission-trends.pdf).
God continues to build his church! WT is deeply privileged to partner with L.A. sending agencies and churches. After listening and learning about what God is doing in L.A., we began to prayerfully explore how we might collaborate with Latin leaders to reach the unreached. Relationships began to bloom after Mike Riley (in Thailand/East Asia) talked with Latin mission leaders in Bolivia in 2014, who sought to partner with others.
We are partnering with FAM International, a fraternity of nine Spanish-speaking sending countries. We are also talking with two other Latin agencies. Three WT fields are talking with one couple and two candidates in Central America about serving on our teams and several other fields are open to receive workers. Many documents have been translated into Spanish. We are asking God for like-minded churches in N.A. and Europe who will also join with us. Our vision of working together on innovative teams is to tell people about Jesus and watch God multiply disciples and communities of believers everywhere we go. Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us to fulfill this vision? Contact Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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