Last week, VBM missionaries from all over Latin America traveled to Barranquilla, Colombia, for our bi-annual regional conference. All in all, seven countries were represented by twenty-eight missionaries and three interns. It was a time of refreshment, learning, and fellowship in the gospel.
This year, we changed up the schedule and heard from various missionaries in both combined and split sessions. Multiple topics were covered, including “Practical Advice for a Life of Joy,” “Discipleship is at the Heart of Multiplication,” and “The Ministry and the Crucified Life,” just to name a few. In the afternoons, missionaries were able to get together, catch up, and encourage one another in the Lord. After the evening sessions, the fellowship continued over laughter, games, pizza, and even counsel. There is nothing better than serving the Lord alongside great friends who are living for Him!
However, one can’t help but walk through a Latin American city such as Barranquilla and think of how many cities just like this need the gospel. Although the Lord is working and greatly using the missionaries currently in Latin America, we’ve barely scratched the surface of all there is to do for Him in this region. Would you consider giving your life for the gospel’s sake in this needy yet fruitful area of the world?