Latin America

Why Latin America?

Why should you choose Latin America? Or why did Latin America choose you? The main reason missionaries choose Latin America, or why anyone should consider it, comes down to a tension between two seemingly opposing truths, God’s calling versus human logic.

The first truth is to believe God called you. There are a million pithy sayings about how to know you’re called to preach or called to a certain country, like, “You’ll just know,” or “If you can do anything else, do it. If you can go anywhere else, go.”

Just two examples, but you get the idea. But the truth is that there really is some truth to those statements. Many missionaries feel that God has called them to Latin America. Maybe you could classify it as an internal, God-given desire, or maybe something else, but the truth is that there exists in then (and maybe, you) a desire to work in Latin America. There isn’t actually an explainable reason for its source (other than saying it’s a calling from God), but it’s there.

So on one hand, yes, missionaries DO believe God called them but, on the other hand, it’s the most logical choice when you consider the potential to do the most for the cause of world evangelism. Consider that it is easy to get into almost every country in Latin America, and just as easy to stay. 

You probably have never heard of a missionary getting kicked out of Latin America, or having to flee from persecution. While it’s not wrong to go to countries where that can happen (sometimes, it is even necessary), most missionaries don’t want to be that person. In most scenarios, it’s wisest to go to a place where, Lord willing, you can spend two or three decades working with minimal governmental interference. 

Also, consider that God has done incredible things in Latin America in the past five or six decades. Logically, if you have to pick between two fishing spots, would you fish in a pond where there are fewer fish biting and you may get kicked out, or a spot where you can fish as much as you want, as long as you want, and plenty of fish are biting?

Looking at it logically, it’s a simple choice.

So, on the one hand, there can really be a feeling on a missionary that it is God’s calling and leading in their life to go to Latin America. On the other, it seems like such a logical choice; some would find it hard to pick anywhere else. If you feel a desire and calling for Latin America, then by all means, follow it. If you feel a calling and leading to somewhere else, no one is going to stand in the way of your following God’s will for your life.

But if you just feel called or desirous of serving as a foreign missionary, and aren’t sure where to go or where to start, consider Latin America – the most logical choice.

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Latin America Director

Jason & Lori Holt

Jason & Lori Holt

VBM Latin America Director; Church Planting Missionaries to Chile

While it is exciting that several missionaries have gone to Latin America and planted numerous churches, there is still more work to be done. There are at least 20 Latin American cities with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants in desperate need of more churches.

You can play a part in that great task. If you have a desire to see this part of the world evangelised, yet don’t know where to start, we can help you.

Contact us and let us help plug you in to your God-given role in reaching Latin America.

Latin America Missionaries

Jonathan & Rebekah Anderson

Jonathan & Rebekah Anderson

Church Planting Missionaries to Mexico

Shawn & Emily Bateman

Shawn & Emily Bateman

Church Planting Missionaries to Argentina

Robert & Emma Becker

Robert & Emma Becker

Church Planting Missionaries to Argentina

Kason & Bethany Bloom

Kason & Bethany Bloom

Church Planting Missionaries to Ecuador

Stephen & Leslie Carrier

Stephen & Leslie Carrier

Church Planting Missionaries to Chile

David & Katie Gardner

David & Katie Gardner

Church Planting Missionaries to Peru

Andrew & Amber Garcia

Andrew & Amber Garcia

Church Planting Missionaries to Honduras

Lauren Grant

Lauren Grant

Helps Missionary to Peru

Jason & Lori Holt

Jason & Lori Holt

VBM Latin America Director; Church Planting Missionaries to Chile

Chestley Howell

Chestley Howell

Church Planting Missionary to Colombia

Courtney Mathos

Courtney Mathos

Helps Missionary to Bolivia

Josh & Allie Miller

Josh & Allie Miller

Church Planting Missionaries to Peru

Mitch & Jaqulyn McCormack

Mitch & Jaqulyn McCormack

Church Planting Missionaries to Peru

Miguel & Liz Murillo

Miguel & Liz Murillo

Church Planting Missionaries to Peru

Tracy Paver

Tracy Paver

Helps Missionary to Chile

Robbie Prater

Robbie Prater

Church Planting Missionary to Paraguay

Miguel & Mariangela Sanabria

Miguel & Mariangela Sanabria

Church Planting Missionaries to Colombia

Kyle & Hannah Shreve

Kyle & Hannah Shreve

Church Planting Missionaries to Chile

Stephen & Ashlee Underwood

Stephen & Ashlee Underwood

Church Planting Missionaries to Argentina

Kevin & Beth White

Kevin & Beth White

VBM Latin America Assistant Director; Church Planting Missionaries to Bolivia

Andrew Wilder

Andrew Wilder

Church Planting Missionary to Bolivia

Blake & Brigette Young

Blake & Brigette Young

Church Planting Missionaries to Colombia

Latin America News

Tracy Paver, Missionary to Chile

Tracy Paver, Missionary to Chile

Tracy Paver has been in Chile for several months now and is moving forward in language school. At the end of October, she will have the opportuniy to help another church with their community outreach by teaching an English class. Pray for people to...

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