Latin America mission merges with United World Mission
Latin America Mission (LAM), based in Miami, FL, is merging into United World Mission (UWM), based in Charlotte, NC. The merged organization will remain based in Charlotte under the leadership of United World Mission. Latin America Mission will continue to function under the LAM name as “a Ministry of United World Mission.”
United World Mission was founded in 1946 by Pastor Sydney Correll when several churches in Ohio “united” to do “world mission” together. Today, UWM serves in 30 nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Latin America Mission also has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1921 by missionaries Harry and Susan Strachans in Costa Rica. LAM serves in 12 Latin American countries, Spain and the United States.
Steve Johnson, President of Latin America Mission, explains, “The realities of global mission in the 21st century call us to innovation through shared vision and resources. Our combined efforts will allow us to build upon LAM’s 92-year legacy of partnering alongside the Latin American Church for the advance of Christ’s Kingdom work in Latin America and around the world.”
John Bernard, President of United World Mission, states, “We are excited to come together with LAM’s missionaries and partners at a moment like this one. Latin America Mission has a strong history of innovation, integral mission, and partnering with the Latin American church. Their ministries have been exemplary and their models are needed as North Americans learn to serve with the church and mission movements around the world. United World Mission is overjoyed to have LAM join forces with us to meet the challenges of God’s mission in today’s world.”