- POPULATION: 113.7 Million people
- RELIGION: 6.3% Protestant
- KNOWN FOR: Mariachi, chiles, largest city in the West
- LAM PRESENCE SINCE: 1964
Ways to Serve
- « Business as Mission Coordinator
- « Camp Administrator
- « Camp Director
- « Children's Ministry Coordinator
- « Communications Intern
- « Church Ministry
- « Church Planter/ Leadership Development Worker
- « Community & Church Assistant
- « Community Arts Coordinator
- « Community Administrator
- « Digital Journalist
- « English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Coordinator
- « Education
- « Executive Assistant
- « Mercy Ministry Coordinator
- « Ministry Administrative Intern
- « Public Health Ministry Coordinator
- « Ministry Strategy Coordinator
- « Youth Sports Coordinator
- « Youth Ministry Intern
Latin America Mission has a broad range of ministries in Mexico including camping outreach, serving at-risk children, theological education and Bible translation. In particular, the LAM community in Mexico has been a hub for training and mobilizing Latin missionaries to other countries, and a training ground for North American young people going on to serve God as missionaries around the world. LAM's presence in Mexico began in 1964, and today includes an independently incorporated Mexican affiliate, LAM Mexico (MILAMEX).
Mexico is Latin America's third-largest country. It was originally home to the advanced Aztec civilization and became a major hub of the Spanish colonial empire in the Americas. It is a diverse nation of mountains and beaches, jungles and deserts, where various indigenous languages intermingle with the predominant Spanish. Its sprawling capital, Mexico City — or as it's known locally, "El D.F." — is the largest city in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico is overwhelmingly and committedly Roman Catholic, with a small Protestant population.
Mexico's massive economy is the second-largest in Latin America, but millions of Mexicans still live in extreme poverty. The nation's economy is built on export manufacturing and agriculture, a mixture of modern and outmoded businesses. Violent feuding between Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have created uncertainty for many Mexicans and much bad publicity, though the violence is mainly confined to certain border regions and among gang members. Ironically, the Mexican government reported that tourist visits in 2011 were at near-record levels.
Sources: CIA World Factbook, NPR News, USA Today
Interested in serving with us in Mexico?