Team update:

Updated on 31 March 2020

Like countless other organisations around the world, Latin Link is seeing first-hand the impact of coronavirus. Many countries have closed their borders and an increasing number are requiring people to stay at home causing some obvious difficulties to our work.

We would like to assure our supporters that we are working hard to reduce the risk for Latin Link members. We are closely following government advice, and are in regular contact with all members to make sure everyone is well supported and being given up-to-date information.

The measures being taken by each country will have a significant impact on those we are working with. Many have fewer resources to support themselves and have less access to health care than we are used to in Europe. As well as praying for them we are seeking to work out how we can best support them through this difficult period.

You may have already seen that decisions have been made to postpone various Latin Link events planned over the next few months, including our regional Inspire! gatherings and Spanish Worship Nights. Our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of all members, supporters and beneficiaries. We will continue to update our website as and when new information is available for these events.


Spring Step Team 

Following advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office we made the decision to bring our Spring Step team back to the UK. This was a difficult and disappointing decision to make but, ultimately, we felt it was the right thing to do for the safety of the team. All four team members made it back safely on March 22. Please do continue praying for them as they adjust to the unexpected change of plans and put their trust in God's faithfulness.

Stride placements

Following advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, all Striders have been given the option to return to their home country – if travel restrictions allow. Five Striders have now returned to Britain and Ireland, from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia. Those who have chosen to stay in their country of service are being supported by in-country teams and are being updated on government advice. Please pray for all the Striders and their families at this uncertain time.

All Stride placements due to begin in the next few months have been postponed or cancelled, depending on the requirements of each individual. 

Latin Link Britain and Ireland office

Usual office opening hours apply. We are fortunate to have facilities available to allow remote working for the majority of our staff, which are now in place. The general phone line is still the best way to contact us, so please do get in touch as usual.

tel. 0118 957 7100 | email. [email protected]


How can you support us?

Pray

Thank you for your prayer support; Latin Link's work depends on it. If you would like to continue praying with us for all that's going on in the world, including Latin America, please sign up to our weekly prayer email (ePrayer). We'll be sharing a brief update about one or two Latin American countries per week, and providing a few points to pray for. Click the button below to sign up:

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Give

Due to the mass uncertainty, it is expected that many charities will see a decline in financial support. We would kindly ask that you consider maintaining your regular support, or even increasing it to help members continue their invaluable work throughout Latin American and beyond. Our members are a tangible expression of God’s love in many different parts of Latin America, often in communities that have less health and social support. We want to ensure we can resource, support and enable them to do the work God has called them to.

If you would like to make a one-off donation or set up regular giving, please do so at the bottom of this page. Any contribution would be greatly welcomed and extremely valuable.


In times like these, it’s understandable that many of us feel anxious. But it’s helpful to remember that we have a God who loves us and cares for us, now and always. As Latin Link, we will be praying for all of you; that you may know God’s peace and hand of protection at this time.

"I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

Psalm 18:1-2


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