World Mission News: Latin America

Joshua Maiker Gutierrez


110 people (approx. 45 guests), including approx. 11 young university/pre-university students (the first conference was attended by 38 young guests). Several relatives received the grace of God. Mother of Missionary Juan Carlos in Argentina cried through the whole conference and rose during the call to the altar.

Image icon 2017-ubf-venezuela-follow-up-conference


In the midst of Mexico's 2 Earthquakes, UBF CU, Mexico city held a "conferencia juvenil (Young People’s Conference).” There were heavy casualties in Puebla, Mexico City and nearby areas where our missionaries reside. In the midst of such disastrous accidents, we have no news of casualties among our co-workers, their families and their flock of God.


We thank God for raising 6 new disciples of Jesus last Sunday. Our discipleship course began on April 30, 2017 and ended on August 27, 2017. These were almost 4 months of training where discipleship candidates were trained in the following areas:  Personal Devotion, Service, A Disciple’s Material Life, and Preaching. The course was led by Bolivian shepherds along with the collaboration of M. Esteban Cho.

By the grace of God, 2 shepherds preached two messages during the evening program. These messages talked about repentance in the middle of affliction time in our people. 3 life testimonies were powerful. Young people have been encouraged and receptive towards the Word of God. The environment was youth oriented. Please keep praying for Venezuela.

P. Gustavo Prato


I. New Chapter (Margarita Island UBF, Venezuela) Pioneering


Joshua 24:15: “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as chfor me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

 Belize UBF had a Summer Bible Conference in August 4-6 at the Mountain View Camp. The theme was “You Give Them Something to Eat”(Mark 6:37a). We learned Jesus’ compassionate shepherd heart and 5 loaves and 2 fish faith. When we offer what we have by faith, the Lord can do great work in feeding many campus students and serving world campus mission.

 We thank God who abundantly blessed our 2017 Brazil Young Leaders Conference, entitled “God’s Unfailing Love.” 64 participants attended our conference, including guests from Bolivia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico and USA. During the 4 days (July 20-23rd), we could listen to Jesus’ voice and experience His love through the messages and life testimonies. All the messages were preached in English and as for the testimonies, there were English subtitles. All the messages harmoniously preached about the Unfailing Love of our Heavenly Father and of our Lord Jesus.