Overseas Council's region of Latin America includes the Spanish, Portuguese, English and French-speaking nations from Mexico and the Caribbean southward. Latin America is home to more than 597 million people. The population is anticipated to grow by 25% in the next 25 years. After several decades in which portions of the region experienced civil wars and authoritarian government, the vast majority of Latin Americans now live in relatively stable democracies. The global economic import of huge nations like Brazil and Mexico and resource-rich nations like Venezuela will continue to grow in the 21st century. The growth of the Hispanic, Brazilian and Caribbean populations in North America and their interaction with their homelands will continue to blur lines in the Western Hemisphere.
Mariel is a native Argentine who together with her husband Steve Voth, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has spent a lifetime in the world of Theological Education and is a qualified Theological Librarian. She is highly respected across Latin America and the Caribbean and is a regular facilitator at the Institutes for Excellence held throughout that region of the world.
Mariel de Luca Voth, Theological Library Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean
"My life was challenged by the multiplication approach of Overseas Council's vision through leadership training. Overseas Council's ministry touches the lives of thousands of leaders all over the continent, enabling them with the needed tools for a successful ministry among thousands of believers spread from Mexico to Argentina. That is real multiplication!"
Josué Fernández, OC-USA Regional Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean