After months of praying, dreaming, and planning, The Upper Room and Global Ministries are partnering to open a Latin American regional office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“It is incredible to have the opportunity to establish a collaborative presence for The Upper Room and Global Ministries in Latin America. While we have decades of a historical relationship, this effort creates a means of shared learning among Methodists in Latin America. We believe that we have much to learn and much to share in Latin America and across the globe.”—Sarah Wilke, publisher and world editor of The Upper Room
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NEW YORK, NY, October 5, 2015—Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be the location of the Latin American regional office of the worldwide mission agency of The United Methodist Church.
The General Board of Global Ministries, which has personnel, projects, and partners in more than 125 countries, is strategically moving from a centralized style of operations to one with closely aligned offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
In making the decision for Buenos Aires, directors of the agency decided that the office will be set up in partnership with The Upper Room, the daily devotional publication with three million readers worldwide, related to the denomination’s board of Discipleship Ministries. The Upper Room has also been looking for an organizational base in Latin America. Global Ministries’ directors decided last year that one of its regional offices would be established in Latin America, potentially in partnership with another denominational agency.