For decades South America has been wide open to the Gospel. Missionaries have streamed into the twelve countries and one foreign territory that make up this part of the world. They have been blessed with good success in winning souls, establishing churches and training national leadership. However, in recent years, socialistic and even communistic influences have made ministry difficult in some countries, to the extent that some doors could soon close to missionaries.
While Spanish is the predominate language of this largely Hispanic continent, Portuguese, English, Dutch and French are also spoken in South America. Across the continent, ancient Indian cultures, as well as strong Caribbean and European influences combine to create a culturally diverse mission field.
Because of its shear vastness and large population, BIMI has administratively separated Portuguese speaking Brazil from the rest of South America, assigning it its own field director. The combined population of the remaining eleven countries and French Guiana, which is actually a French state located on the South American mainland, now exceeds 200,000,000 souls. BIMI currently has missionaries working in ten of those eleven countries. Opportunities abound for church planters, medical missions, and teachers in every country. Would you please pray for South America? Would you please consider asking the Lord if He want you to serve in South America?