By this time next year, the number of Acts 29 churches throughout Latin America will more than double. Through these church plants in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico, the gospel is being preached, disciples are being made, and saints are being equipped to live on mission. Over the summer, the Acts 29 US Southeast Network through Mosaic Church in Orlando, Florida have been working to connect Acts 29 churches in the Southeastern U.S. to this work being done in Latin America.
Watch the video below to see our vision and learn how you can be involved with this work in Latin America.
The Acts 29 Latin America Network currently has 29 Applicants, 10 Candidate Churches, and 11 Member Churches which represents churches and church planters in at least 6 different countries throughout Central and South America (Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Columbia, Guatemala, and Mexico).
Join us in praying for the leadership team of the Latin America Network:
Jay Bauman, Co-Network Director | Latin America
Jay pastors Igreja do Redentor, a church plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as Union Church, an English-speaking congregation. Jay founded Restore Brazil, a ministry devoted to church planting, pastoral training and mercy ministry. He lives in Rio with his wife Luciane and his two daughters, Sophia and Olivia.
Francisco Bendfeldt, Co-Network Director | Latin America
Francisco began his ministry as a teenager and during the last 20 years has preached in several countries around the world. He is the lead pastor of Casa de Libertad in Guatemala City and has a passion to reach others with the Gospel through church planting. He lives in Guatemala with his wife Carol and his 4 children.
Alex Urrea, Assessment Coordinator | Latin America
Alejandro is the assessment coordinator for Latin America. He is also part of the staff and church planting team at Casa de Libertad in Guatemala City. He has published a christian novel for teenagers called “Soñando con Elefantes”. He lives in Guatemala City with his wife Bereniz.
Justin Burkeholder, Country Coordinator for Guatemala | Latin America
Justin pastors at Iglesia Reforma, in Guatemala City. He is the coordinator for the country of Guatemala. Justin and his family moved to Guatemala with a passion to see the gospel planted, and churches multiplied. He is married to Jenny, and has two daughters, Isabella and Olivia.
Cristiano Gaspar, Assessment Director | Latin America (Brazil Region)
Cristiano is planting Comunidade Batista Macaé, a new church in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cristiano serves as a leader in the Projeto Plantador church planting residency. Cristiano has a Bachelors In Business Management. He is married to Edna, and the father of Mariana and Alice.
Pray for these leaders to have healthy marriages, families, and churches.
Pray for their unity as a leadership team.
Pray for wisdom as they connect with, train, and assess church planters throughout Latin America.
Pray for the gospel to be made known and the lost to be saved in their churches and cities.
Pray for disciples, leaders, and churches to be multiplied throughout Latin America.
Gabriel Forsyth is the director of groups and mission at Mosaic Community Church in Oakland, FL. He serves as the Global Partnership Liaison between Acts 29 US Southeast & Acts 29 Latin America. He is married to Tiffany.
You can contact Gabe via this email.