Many people in OB Latin America are expressing their excitement about OB's mission statement to 'see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least-reached'. In team meetings a new passion is present and expressed by leaders and team members. Though some changes in how things are done will take time and effort, the stronger focus on mobilising the local church has already started to take effect.
In a first step, leaders and mobilisers from the different OBoffices in Latin America were trained and equipped with established mobilisation material and strategies by the Mobilisation Department of OB USA and the Latin American Mobilisation Coordinator. With all the tools at their disposal the teams are now starting to implement new strategies in their respective countries to have the local church engage in the great commission, specifically to share the gospel with the least-reached.
The OB Andean Region Office, which administrates the work in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, has taken the need for the local church to engage in missions very seriously. In their office in Ecuador the team has held further meetings and developed an adapted strategy for their region to mobilise. The leaders are sharing their passion for mobilisation with the team and also their families.