Who We Are

Encounter With Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean helps the Methodist Churches throughout the Americas with one of the main sources of programmatic funding for ministries and outreach programs in the areas of evangelism and church development, women and children, racial and ethnic justice, and community health. Beginning in 1992, leaders of CIEMAL (Council of Evangelical Methodist Churches of Latin America), MCCA (Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas), The United Methodist Church and the General Board of Global Ministries established a Permanent Fund (#025100 housed in Global Ministries). Beginning in 2005, Global Ministries began distributing ministry grants from funds generated by our Permanent Fund . Since we began disbursing funds, we have awarded over $1,000,000 to national and local church efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
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