This week, we zoom in on Mexico and Latin America. We don’t have an OYC site in these regions, but it is inspiring and worth sharing if not for the vision of what can happen in other regions of Latin America and the world for that matter!
We have OYC sites in Bolivia and Argentina, and churches all throughout Latin America which are fighting for the kingdom of God!
Prague, and the Czech Republic as a whole, are often considered to be one of the most unreligious places in the world. You will have to do the research to learn what the atmosphere of religion and faith is like in the Czech Republic. Even more important, if you are thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, you will join the church and body of Christ who are fighting to spread the gospel in this city.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
Currently, the first ever FIBA Basketball World cup is in full swing, bringing the nations of the world together in China to compete for sports glory. The US, which in the realm of basketball is always the heavy favorite, is not such a sure deal this year. Instead of putting the best talent available on the court, due to many stars rejecting the opportunity, young players have stepped onto the squad.
The situation reminds basketball fans of the 2004 Olympic games in Greece, Argentina pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history, beating the fully supplied USA at their own game. If it were soccer, no one would bat an eye. But the team full of NBA stars walked off the court with their heads hung, while Argentina celebrated. Argentina built a team that could rise to the challenge.
Argentina, like many other countries in latin America is full of passion. And, also like other latin American countries, it is full of believers, most of whom belong to the Roman Catholic Church. Less than 10% of Argentinean Christians are evangelical.
Today, in Buenos Aires, our church is looking to build a ministry that can rise to the challenge. For brothers and sisters to have passion for God and his mission.
You can read about the opportunity to take the One Year Challenge in Argentina here.