South America




Brazil

Brazil

World Horizons has a training base in São Paulo state, where mission workers are equipped to share the Good News with people groups who have yet to hear the gospel. Over fifty Brazilian World Horizons mission workers are currently serving around the world.

We offer two training programs:

Long-term Mission Preparation
This program lasts fifteen months and includes teaching, practical placements in Paraguay and Guyana, as well as practical work supporting churches.

Pass to Macedonia
A four month training program for people who have some theological education and also have an adequate level of spoken and written English. Our aim is to equip mission volunteers to work alongside our ministry teams serving around the world. People of any nationality are welcome to apply. If you are not a Portuguese speaker a minimum of six months learning Portuguese is required. We look forward to forming multicultural teams and giving our candidates a real taste of what it means to work in different cultures.

All our ministries are looking for people to help. If you are interested in serving with us or would like to find out more, please let us know.

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    Paraguay

    Paraguay

    Often referred to as "Corazon de America" or "Heart of America," Paraguay is a beautiful country of diverse landscapes and people in the center of South America.  Prominent among the hundreds of rivers, the Paraguay River separates the country geographically and economically.  The fertile eastern side supports the predominantly agricultural economy. West of the river, the Chaco, with its low, vast, marshy plains and semi-arid climate, is larger in size but much less productive and populated. The native Guarani language is widely spoken culturally, but Spanish is preferred in business and government.

    Because of its location in the center of South America, Paraguay has become involved in the crime of larger surrounding countries like Brazil and Argentina. Economically, many of its people live below the poverty line.

    Paraguay's government promotes religious freedom and most of the population is Roman Catholic.  Although superstitious traditionalism and occult-related bondage exist, the country recognizes the long-lasting positive impact that Catholicism has made on public life. The cities host most of the small protestant population, with the exception of a strong Mennonite presence in the western region of the country.

    To find out more about our work in Paraguay, please complete the contact form below.



    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    World Horizons has been working in Venezuela for over twenty years. Working in partnership with local churches, several mission workers have been trained and sent to work with teams in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and also to the indigenous people groups living within Venezuela.

    We are very excited to see a new generation of workers emerging from South America. The training programs carried out by Mundo Horizontes Venezuela involve a commitment to 14 months of discipleship and mission training. The program runs in a variety of locations in Venezuela, including studies at the team’s training base. Trainees also make visits to some of the indigenous people groups living in the country and to neighboring Guyana. Following the training, workers serve on a two year placement with a World Horizons team, living among some of the least reached peoples within the 10:40 window. The hope is that many will then commit to serving in mission on a full-time basis.

    Our team in Venezuela is also committed to church planting among the Warao people. They are a semi-nomadic people whose population is the second largest of the indigenous people groups living in the nation. Our team plans to train Warao believers, so they can lead local churches in the future, as well as develop an emerging mission movement of their own in the region.

    All our ministries are looking for people to help. If you are interested in serving with us or would like to find out more, please let us know.
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      Join Our Teams in South America

      Our teams in South America receive those that want to join their team on a long-term placement. Prior to going to the field, new team members must complete one of our long-term training programs. Once on the field, they generally spend their first two years focused on language learning while engaging in ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on encouraging local Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the team’s ministries.

      If you’re interested in learning more about our teams in South America, please complete the contact form below.