Here are some pictures from the conference.

Latin America and the Caribbean’s statistics are as follows:


  • ●  Latin America mainly consists of the entire continent of South America in addition to Mexico, Central America, and the islands of the Caribbean.

  • ●  According to the United Nations, there are 33 countries in this region 

  • ●  As of 2016, the estimated population was 626 million. 

  • ●  Brazil is the most populous country in South America and the fifth most populace
    in the world with a population of 204 million. Other countries, which have the highest populous are: Colombia-48.5 million, Argentina-43.1 million, Peru-31.2 million and Venezuela-30.6 million. 

  • ●  Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions in the world, with the majority of its residents living in cities. 

  • ●  The region is one of the most diverse in the world, as it is the home to a blend of races, ethnicities, and ethnic groups. 

  • ●  The predominant languages are Spanish and Portuguese; however, other languages spoken are French, Creole or variants of these languages. 

  • ●  The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reported that poverty increased in 2016 in Latin America and reached 30.7% of the population, a percentage seen holding steady in 2017.

  • Religion: 

  • ●  About 90% of people in Latin America are Christians, with about 69% of these
    identifying Catholicism as their religion of choice. 

  • ●  Other religions exercised in Latin America are; Judaism, Mormonism, Buddhist,
    Islam, Hinduism, and Shinto. 

Global Children’s Network Involvement:

  • ●  In Aruba, a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, we have Yolanda
    and Darrell de Palm as our representatives. They are helping GCN prepare for a ministry launch later in 2019.

  • ●  Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast.
    Global Children’s Network (GCN) sent six team members to Ecuador for a week in November,2017. Many contacts were made with denominational leaders and it is our intention for 2019 to be able to go back and lead a MKC conference. 

  • ●  In Cuba, several ministry leaders and church leaders have asked GCN to come train them, so they can start MKC. Jack and Dona Eggar have been to Cuba a number of times. A pre-event trip is scheduled for 2019. 

  • ●  In Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, we have trained 36 GCN leaders and 5 master trainers. We have partnered with eight churches to establish Malachi KIds Clubs. We are in the process of obtaining the population of children being reached through our endeavors.
    If you are passionate about this region of the world, come help us do something for the Lord and His kingdom this new year! Please ask your church leaders if they might be interested in reaching into one of the countries in this region by partnering with GCN. We are here to serve you and your church. 

Johnstone, Patrick. Biblica, The Future of the Global Church. Biblica, 2011.; Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 2 009.; (Online). Available:,,,,, ,

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