Friday, August 15, 2008
Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean
I met Wilson Boots and Rex Bevins a couple of years ago in Charlotte NC at a missions event. Wilson had served as a missionary for a number of years and even in retirement was continuing to advocate for partnerships that span the globe. Encounter with Christ is a shared partnership between churches and individuals in the U.S. with projects in Latin American countries. Twenty four programs with street children, evangelistic outreach, new church development, community based primary health care, lay and clergy training, and other ministries are occurring in 14 countries due to the leadership of national Methodists "in country" and the funding assistance of interested churches and individuals in the United States. See http://new.gbgm-umc.org/connections/partnerships/encounter/ for more information about these exceptional ministry partnerships.