For the past 10 years, the Latin America and the Caribbean office currently supports missionaries in Mexico, Haiti, Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Chile and soon Colombia and Argentina. By collaborating and partnering with over 75 partner churches and ecumenical organizations in 19 we respond to God's call to mission and Global Ministries' mandate of Critical Presence ... meeting God's people and creation at the point of deepest need: spiritually, physically, emotionally, and/or economically.
The Latin America and the Caribbean office currently walks with dozens of partner churches and ecumenical organizations in 22 countries where we are responding together to God's call to serve all of creation. Global Ministries accompanies partners as they grow innovative ministries through prayer, the sending and receiving of missionaries and financial support; Global Ministries is accompanied by our partners in the rich exchange of ideas and lasting friendships that come with the many People-to-People Pilgrimages that take place every year in this region.
In Latin America the church reminds us that ministry is not limited to pastors and missionaries, but includes all walks of life - nurses, teachers, sociologists, lawyers, economists, human rights advocates, farmers, health educators, social workers, construction workers, physicians - all who engage in preaching through their talents, energy and time to share the Good News of God's love that calls for justice and peace for all of humanity.
We are blessed by the many churches, organizations and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbeanas they strive to:
- Provide theological training for the next generation of church leaders
- Promote the rights and livelihoods of women and children
- Build communities of peace with justice
- Advocate for the rights of displaces peoples
- Heal the deep wounds caused by violence and natural disasters
- Challenge the lingering injustices of colonialism