The Search for a Creative Response to Obstacles to the Growth of Mission out of Latin America

Author: Neil Rees, International Coordinator, World Horizons

Abstract:

The phenomenal growth of the evangelical churches in Latin America over the last few decades, particularly those of a Pentecostal persuasion, is widely appreciated. The resulting transformation of Latin American nations from missionary-receivers to missionary-senders is also well documented, and the practical effects of this are felt in the growing number of Latin – particularly Brazilian – Protestant missionaries spread across the globe. This is well expressed in the adaptation of the Lausanne Covenant’s motto adopted for the Third Latin American Conference of Evangelism (CLADE III, Quito, Ecuador, 1992): “The whole Gospel, from Latin America, for the whole world.”

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