Latin America

For centuries, the dominant religion in Latin America has been Catholicism. However, the Evangelical church has grown rapidly over the past few decades, and continues to grow. Evangelicals now account for 20% of the population in Latin America. United World Mission is excited to be a part of what God is doing, as we come alongside national ministries to partner together to strengthen the local church. With more than 90 national partners from Mexico to Argentina, UWM is working alongside nationals to equip leaders, train and disciple local pastors and ministry leaders, serve and care for the marginalized including children, youth and women, raise up and disciple the next generation, mobilize Latinos for global missions, and more. The Church is growing throughout the region, but there is still a great need for discipleship, training, mobilization, and meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people. God is at work in Latin America, would you consider joining us?

Where We Work


Despite decades of civil war, drug-trafficking and violence, churches in Colombia have multiplied in cities and rural areas. This growing Church needs theological education and ministry-training to shape churches for holistic witness in their nation. We partner with several national seminaries and ministries focused on providing biblical leadership development and theological-training for local pastors and ministry workers. We also partner with ministries focused on at-risk children as well as discipling college students.

Costa Rica

Church growth in Costa Rica has been strong in numbers, but biblical forms of leadership, spirituality, and holistic outreach are weak. Many Costa Rican leaders, however, are seeking to develop training programs, holistic outreach, and mission agencies to impact Costa Rica and the world with the love of Christ. We work with Costa Rican schools, seminaries, and holistic ministries in the areas of Christian and theological education, community development, serving at-risk children, and missions mobilization and training.


A beautiful country of majestic mountains and lush jungles, Honduras has suffered from rampant violence, corruption, and poverty. The Church is faced with addressing the challenges of the poor and to reach the under-reached indigenous groups in the country. We serve with Honduran partners in the areas of church-planting, indigenous outreach, and holistic ministry that includes health care, at-risk children, and community development.


Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking nation, but Evangelicals make up less than 8% of the population. Large regions of the country are unreached, especially among indigenous people. Mexican churches need significant help with discipleship, church-planting, and leadership development. We partner with local churches and ministries to evangelize, plant churches, engage in holistic ministry, and mobilize Mexican missionaries for the world.