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Latin America

Latin America: A Religious Mixture

Latin America is the group of countries in the Americas where primarily Spanish and Portuguese are spoken. It consists of 20 sovereign nations and several territories, which stretch from the northern border of Mexico to the southern tip of South America, including the Caribbean. It is almost 13% of the earth’s land surface area. As of 2015, its population was estimated at more than 626 million. The term “Latin America” was first used in 1861. About 80% of the population considers themselves Roman Catholics

Population: 604,000,000

Spiritually lost: 503,000,000 (83%)

Unreached people groups: 646

  • Serving in Belize
  • Mission focus: sex trafficking rescue & rehabilitation
  • AIM’s ministry in Belize

Belize: A.T. & Crystal Holder

The Holder family has been dramatically affected by working with young children who have been pulled out of sex trafficking. They started their work in Ecuador building a home for these victims who no longer had a place to go. Crystal worked directly with the kids while A.T. focused on the construction project. After their time was finished in Ecuador, God opened up an opportunity for them to join Agape International Ministries. At first the Holder family joined AIM in Cambodia and after two years started a new branch of the organization in Belize. A.T. currently serves as Country Director and Crystal serves as a consultant/discipleship. The Holders have four kids as well.

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