For decades South America has been wide open to the Gospel. Missionaries have streamed into the 12 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 Brazil’s 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 11 countries and French Guiana, which is actually a French state, located on the South American mainland, now exceeds 214 million souls. BIMI currently has missionaries working in 10 of those 11 countries. Opportunities abound in every country for church planters, teachers, and medical missions.?
Would you please pray for South America? Would you please consider asking the Lord if He wants you to serve in South America?