Do you desire to work in a vocational capacity for the Lord Jesus
Christ, evangelizing, discipling, planting churches, and training
future church leaders in South America? We would like to invite you to
consider joining the international GMSA family as a full-time
The Need and Opportunities
Opportunities abound on all three South American fields. By 2011
counts, there are 40.7 million people in Argentina, 3.4 million in
Uruguay, and 17.2 million in Chile. This makes for a total of 61.3
million souls. Millions upon millions need Christ as Savior and need
to be part of a Bible-teaching, gospel-centered church.
As has been the case since our Lord spoke the words of Matthew
9:37-38, there is a "labor shortage" in fulfilling the Great
Commission. We have been praying that the Lord will raise up another
100 missionaries from the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada to work in
areas such as the following.
- One couple to help David and Kristi Flinck in the Antofagasta church plant. Antofagasta is a city of about 350,000 souls.
- Two couples to start a church in Arica, a city of about 190,000.
- Two couples to start a church in Calama, a city of about 140,000.
- Two couples to start a church in Curico, a city of about 120,000.
- Two couples to start a church in Iquique, a city of about 226,000.
- Multiple teams to plant churches in the Greater Santiago area, a city of about 5.5 million inhabitants.
- Two couples to start a church in Zárate, a city of 114,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Pergamino, a city of 104,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Junín, a city of 94,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Bragado, a city of 40,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Colón, Entre Rios, a city of 27,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios, a city of 65,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Mercedes, a city of 52,000 people.
- One couple to help Bruno and Audrey Couto at the Paysandú camp. Paysandú is a city of about 76,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Rivera, a city on the border of Brazil with 64,000 inhabitants. The immediately neighboring city of Santana do Livramento in Brazil makes Rivera an "international city" of 200,000 inhabitants.
- Two couples to start a church in Tacuarembó, a city of 55,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Trinidad, a city of 21,000 people.
- Two couples to start a church in Bella Unión, a city of 12,200 people.
- One or two couples to assist Bobby Vallette to start a church in Young, a city of 16,700 people.
In the entire GMSA:
- There are dozens of other cities that are targeted for church planting.
- Bible institute and college-level training is an important facet
of preparing national men and women for church ministry. We need 20
faithful servant-mentors willing to train the next generation of
Christian pastors and teachers.
- Christian camps are a great tool for evangelism of youth,
refreshment of pastors and missionaries, and the building up of
Christian families. GMSA needs 16 camp workers to lead in camp
ministries, camp facility development, leadership training to take
advantage of the available opportunities.
- There are also opportunities for full and part-time office
ministry for the home board, on the field, or at the international
headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Counting the Cost
Candidates should "count the cost" before applying, and be prepared
to fully trust the Lord through the process of orientation,
deputation, language training, and ultimately field work. Any
sacrifice made for Christ here will be far outweighed by the exceeding
and eternal weight of glory that awaits His faithful servants (2 Cor
Candidates are channeled through the Home Council in the country of
their application (USA, Canada, Great Britain). The respective Council
will substantiate their soundness in the faith on all the fundamental
truths as stated in our
beliefs. Should their views on any doctrine or procedure differ or
subsequently change, they are expected to inform the Mission. Mission
leaders will arrange dates for an orientation program. Final
acceptance is by the respective Home Council.
Please see our frequently asked
questions page if you have any initial questions.