For the last thirty years, Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean (EWC) has responded to the interrogative of “Will the South be possible?” with a resounding YES!

For the last thirty years, Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean (EWC) has responded to the interrogative of “Will the South be possible?” (Boccanera’s song) with a resounding yes and with it, the embrace of solidarity with our fellow Methodists who have lived with poverty, economic instability, and inequality, and now disease and now an inadequate roll-out of vaccinations for COVID-19.

EWC has said over and over again, the South is possible, the South has a future with hope and we want to accompany our brothers and sisters in Methodist churches and Methodist related agencies and institutions of education to join with them to relieve suffering, to right wrongs, to give children and women a chance at a better life, to spread the good and even great news that through faith in Jesus Christ there is a way to life lived more justly and holistically.

Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean was established in 1992 to tell the story and celebrate the Methodist Mission in the countries of South and Central America and the islands of the Caribbean. Since its inception, close to 3 million dollars have been raised for EWC’s Permanent Fund. Interest from the fund provides grants to churches across the region in the areas of social justice, leadership development, and evangelism. Since then, EWC has provided more than $1,000,000 in project support, funding shared missions with The Methodist Church in 26 different countries.