“I have no interest in your church or anything else having to do with religion,” commented one older gentleman in La Blanqueada, the neighborhood in the heart of Montevideo where MTW missionaries are helping the Orthodox Presbyterian Church plant a new church. As is true all over the world, there are some who don’t want anything to do with God, but this sentiment is particularly common in Uruguay, a very secular country. Although missionaries find that people are generally open to spiritual discussion, confidence in their personal beliefs can make it difficult to convince them of the truth of God’s Word.
The team has begun foundational work for Iglesia Presbiteriana Evangélica de Montevideo, their second work in the area. They are meeting regularly, inviting people to attend, and praying that the Lord would provide opportunities to share the gospel. The vison is that God would use these churches to spawn a Reformed church-planting movement throughout Montevideo and all of Uruguay.