The International Assembly (IA), the quadrennial gathering of Latin Link members from across the world, takes place in Guatemala from 1–7 February 2018.

Image of red circle from International Assembly 2018 logoThe International Assembly (IA) occurs every four years, and is the opportunity for the whole Latin Link community, from both Latin America and Europe, to come together. There will be worship, Bible teaching and devotionals, seminars, workshops, and business sessions, as well as visits to partner projects in Guatemala, some light-hearted sessions and plenty of time for chatting and networking.

Image of lilac circle from International Assembly 2018 logoOn the Sunday evening, Paul Turner takes over as Latin Link’s International Team Leader (ITL), replacing Alan Tower. Paul says: ‘It’s an absolute privilege to be taking on the leadership of Latin Link at this International Assembly. On behalf of the whole Latin Link community I’d like to thank Alan for his eight years of dedicated service at the helm. I’m excited at everything that God has in store for us as a community this week and beyond.’

Image of assembled group at International Assembly 2014The business sessions will see some key decisions being made, particularly around leadership roles. The International Forum, which is a group of experienced Latin Link members who oversee the work of the ITL and advise on new teams, will be voted in on the Saturday.

The main sessions are addressing crucial mission issues of the moment, such as:

  • what is the state of mission today and what will it be like tomorrow?
  • sustainable mission, in particular in relation to the global south;
  • the area of suffering, and its challenges within a mission context;
  • new approaches to mission in a fast-moving, ever-changing digital world;
  • migration and how to do mission to, in and with diaspora communities.

Image of yellow circle from International Assembly 2018 logoThe event promises to be an important time as Latin Link looks to move into the next stage of its work and ministry.

There are a number of general prayer points below, but if you would like to pray specifically each day, please visit the Latin Link Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/latinlinkpage/), where daily prayer points (plus photos, videos and live feeds) will be broadcast.


General prayer points

  • PRAY for the organising team, the logistics, and the programme.Image of blue circle from International Assembly 2018 logo
  • PRAY that the Latin Link community gets a renewed sense of community through the IA.
  • PRAY for a sense of God’s leading, especially as Paul Turner becomes International Team Leader, and as the Core Team and International Forum are confirmed and elected, respectively.
  • PRAY that members get fresh inspiration for their work during the IA.
  • PRAY that as members return to their countries they retain the impetus, enthusiasm and passion generated at the IA.