Uruguay

We are convinced that no one should live or die without hearing and understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ in Uruguay and around the world. For this reason, we believe that God has called SIM missionaries to this country to be instruments who reach, train and equip new generations of Uruguayans for Jesus Christ.

Uruguay

We are convinced that no one should live or die without hearing and understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ in Uruguay and around the world. For this reason, we believe that God has called SIM missionaries to this country to be instruments who reach, train and equip new generations of Uruguayans for Jesus Christ.

Viens et Sert

Church Planting

The aim of this ministry is to grow and empower the Uruguayan church by planting and equipping church plants in a society where secularism is the dominant religion.

To All Nations School

The aim of this ministry is to provide the Uruguayan church with the opportunity for cross-cultural missionary training through quality academic and practical study, to further mobilise the church to fulfill the Great Commission.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Church Planting

The aim of this ministry is to grow and empower the Uruguayan church by planting and equipping church plants in a society where secularism is the dominant religion.

To All Nations School

The aim of this ministry is to provide the Uruguayan church with the opportunity for cross-cultural missionary training through quality academic and practical study, to further mobilise the church to fulfill the Great Commission.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Communities where Christ is least known

College-aged Uruguayans

Historically, Uruguay has been considered the most atheistic nation in the Americas, with nearly half the population identifying as “non-religious.” (This the highest percentage for any country in the Western Hemisphere.)
In the capital, Montevideo, where most of the population resides, entire neighbourhoods have no church presence. These neighbourhoods are home to various universities, with student bodies that have not heard the gospel living in nearby apartments.
As in traditionally religious nations, Uruguayan youth have begun to question their atheist upbringings and turn against the grain. Many young people have begun to reject the belief that the “natural” is all there is.
This new curiosity about spirituality means an increased interest in other faiths such as Mormonism (whose church membership has risen by 80 per cent in the past five years), Afro-Brazilian spiritism (the fastest growing religion in Uruguay) and New Age practices (which are syncretised into a startling number of people’s belief systems). However, it is also an unprecedented open door to proclaim Christ to this least-reached demographic.
Through church planting, leadership training and concerted efforts to pursue and mentor young people, the SIM Uruguay team continues to work in creative ways to see individuals find their hope in Jesus.

Prières

1

Pray for participants of SIM’s missions training programme to grow in their desire to know Christ more and make Him known globally.

2

Pray for SIM Uruguay to reach and equip the next generation of Uruguayan disciple makers.

3

Pray for increased and strengthened partnerships with mission organisations, local churches and other ministries to expand our reach to new areas and people groups.

4

Pray for new church planting efforts, including those reaching low-resourced families.


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