Worldwide: Latin America

Reach Beyond has a rich history in Latin American dating back to 1931 when Radio Station HCJB, the world’s pioneer missionary radio station, went on the air in Quito, Ecuador. Together with local partners, more than 128 radio outlets are on the air across the region. We also distribute hundreds of audio players for distribution each year in unreached villages of Brazil’s Amazon basin. They contain content such as the Scriptures, Bible studies, music and uplifting stories.

In the area of healthcare, staff members touch the lives of 350,000 Ecuadorians annually through ministries such as Hospital Vozandes-Quito, community development, urban clinics and medical caravans. Community development, now based in Shell, Ecuador, helps with such things as clean water projects, preventive healthcare and mobile medical clinics.

Reach Beyond provides training in communications, healthcare and theology. Apoyo, Reach Beyond’s pastoral training and development ministry, offers seminars for church leaders across Latin America. Corrientes (Currents) is a mentoring programme, preparing about a dozen young Latin Americans each year for missionary service worldwide. We also offer media training for partner stations across the region.

Testimony

Mario from Suraka not only got the medical attention he needed from a Reach Beyond medical caravan, he also heard God’s Word and got his life right with God. He was so excited about the change in his life that he visited two other communities that would not let missionaries enter. Then people of Kawaoo and Inmatino now wanted visits as well. God is continuing to open up communities that previously did not want to know anything about Him.

Latin America statistics

Population:
589 million

Religious breakdown:
Christian 92% (16.7% evangelical); non-religious 4%; other 4%

People groups:
1,441 (71 unreached - 5%)

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