Latin America Mission

LAM - Latin America Mission - A ministry of United World Mission

Thank you for your interest in Latin America Mission! In January, 2014, LAM officially became part of the United World Mission family! Latin America Mission has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1921 by missionaries Harry and Susan Strachan in Costa Rica.

Today, with the addition of LAM, UWM serves in 42 nations around the world, including 15 in Latin America. By having LAM join UWM, we are able to strengthen both organizations to have a greater impact on reaching the world for Christ.

We believe in going with Christians across the globe to change our world together. LAM ministries work through a global network of Latin-led, Christ-centered partner ministries in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Spain. 

Who is United World Mission?

United World Mission is a fellowship of 350 missionaries and staff that serves in 42 nations around the world.  One of our distinctives is a commitment to work in partnership with the national church in each context.  We begin with the vision God has given them for their nation and we seek to listen to how we can help advance that vision.  We also help North American churches connect with trusted partners around the world.

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Initiatives & Programs

Initiatives & Programs

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Ministry Focus

Ministry Focus

Frrom Church Multiplication to Mercy and Justice, take a look at all the different ways we serve.


Our Missionaries

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Explore Opportunities

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Prepare to Serve

What can you do today to develop for tomorrow?

Discover Your Fit

We want to match your interests and gifts to the right opportunity.

Start the Conversation

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Serving Frequently Asked Questions

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