THE AMERICA’S

CARIBBEAN

Country: Haiti

General Info: God has given Brainerd Baptist Church opportunities to partner with missionaries and national church partners through evangelism and discipleship training. In some areas, the ministry takes place in larger affluent mega­-cities with pockets of unreached people and in other areas, ministry occurs in more remote areas that suffer from extreme poverty both physically and spiritually.

People Groups: Haitian people group

Primary Religion: Catholicism and Animism

Strategic Partners: AMG International and Pastor Rodne Romeus at Bethesda Medical Center

Serving Opportunities: Pastor training, Discipleship, Facilitating Bible studies, Teaching English classes and Ministering medically at Bethesda Medical Center


CENTRAL AMERICA

Country: Panama

General Info: God has given Brainerd Baptist Church opportunities to partner with missionaries and national church partners through evangelism and discipleship training. This ministry occurs in more remote areas that suffer from extreme poverty both physically and spiritually.

People Groups: Inner-city Panamanians, Roman Catholics, Emberá and Guna Yala indigenous people groups

Primary Religion: Roman Catholics, Animism

Strategic Partners: John, Aimee, Leia, Clara, Micah and Makayla Gordon (SportXChange)

Serving Opportunities: Opportunities to go and serve in Panama are two fold. First, there are opportunities to go and serve in the mainland city in different capacities using the platform of sports. The second is going into the indigenous people groups on the islands surrounding Panama, using multiple platforms to build relationships to take the gospel to the unreached peoples.


SOUTH AMERICA

Country: Argentina

General Info: God has given Brainerd Baptist Church opportunities to partner with missionaries and national church partners through evangelism and discipleship training. In some areas, the ministry takes place in larger affluent mega­-cities with pockets of unreached people and in other areas, ministry occurs in more remote areas that suffer from extreme poverty both physically and spiritually.

People Groups: Argentines

Primary Religion: Roman Catholicism, Christianity, Atheism, and Agnosticism

Strategic Partners: Núñez Baptist Church

Serving Opportunities: Opportunities include evangelism and discipleship training in a mega-city context with the IMB Mission Buenos Aires Team and a national church partner, and ministering in a local community center by preparing and serving meals while developing relationships with those being served. There are opportunities to network with professionals in areas such as music, business, ethics, etc. to develop relationships. There are also opportunities to prayer walk around the city with fellow believers


Country: Columbia

General Info: Austin is studying to obtain his Biblical studies degree at the Nuevos Horizontes missionary training center for Colombian nationals with New Tribes Missions. He has completely immersed himself in the Colombian culture and Spanish language as he studies God’s Word and learns how to share what he learns with those who do not have access to the Gospel. There are also opportunities to serve in practical ways to create opportunities to share the Gospel in the barrios around the training center, such as after school Bible clubs or English classes.

People Groups: Colombian

Primary Religion: Roman Catholicism

Strategic Partners: Austin Cleator


Country: Ecuador

General Info: Our partners here serve with Sport X Change. Ignacio uses soccer as a platform to reach the younger generation of Machachi and surrounding areas. He works with a club team he began over eight years ago called Gospel Sporting Club. The name of the team has created some curiosity, opening the door to share the good news of Jesus in the league while explaining what Gospel means in the English language.

They are excited to work alongside the Gospel Sporting Club to help accomplish the vision of creating a Soccer Academy for the ages of 6-18, using the first team as coaches and role models, and competing at the highest level in the city. They also provide recreational soccer, soccer clinics for the inner-city children, and camps/tournaments, all with the purpose of sharing the Lord’s message of love and grace with the younger generation. They also partner with La Gran Comisión de Jesucristo, a local church in Machachi, Ecuador, playing an active role in the church in the area of leadership through preaching, teaching, counseling, discipleship, and working with the children’s ministry. They are grateful for the opportunity that the Lord is giving them to serve alongside this body of believers and for the opportunity to use their facilities to accommodate their sports/soccer ministry.

People Groups: Quechua Peoples

Primary Religion: Roman Catholicism

Strategic Partners: Ignacio, Lauren, Alice Greis, Sofía and Nicolás Ortiz (SportXChange)

Serving Opportunities: Evangelism, Discipleship, Children’s ministry (VBS), Medical missions, Couples ministry.


Prayer Requests for the Americas

Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed boldly by indigenous believers.

Pray for believers to embrace and prioritize discipleship.

Pray for God to raise up disciples that make disciples and churches that plant churches in these areas.

Pray for Brainerd Baptist Church to be used by God to equip and encourage the local believers in these areas.