Latin America

EMM has two administrative regions in Latin America: Central America and South America.

Central America
Plans are in place to strengthen the potential for short-term mission groups to serve with the local churches in Central America. Discussions are taking place regarding the formation of a school of discipleship and missions for the churches in Central America.

South America
We focus on making disciples who make disciples, trusting and praying that vibrant communities of worship and mission will begin and grow as the number of disciples increase. We are establishing a Christian camp and ministry outreach center on Tenglo Island in Chile, and hope to see a school board established for PROMESA.

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Assistant to school director | Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Hospitality

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Help develop and improve the educational program of Bezaleel, a Mennonite boarding school for rural K’ekchi’ youth in grades 7–12. Assist with administrative duties. School year starts in January. 

Children at risk intern | Guatemala

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Guatemala
  • Ministry category Children at risk

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Intern with the organization We Help Children, focusing on prayer and service in an orphanage setting. Be a part of the healing journey for the children living there.

Christian camp developer | Tenglo Island, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tenglo Island, Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Children at risk, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work with the EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp on a beautiful island property near Puerto Montt. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening and upkeep. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Church developer | Andes Mountains, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Andes Mountains, Chile
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Disciple local believers in house church or simple church communities in the Andes Mountains. Agricultural work and English teaching are also possible.

Church developer | Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Various regions of Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Engage in ongoing proactive discipleship of national leaders. Possible part time work/business in the community.

Deaf ministry assistant | Orange Walk, Belize

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Orange Walk, Belize
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. Interpret for Deaf youth in high school. Explore employment possibilities for Deaf youth. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.

Discipleship intern with VidaNet | Heredia, Costa Rica

  • Service term length or program Discipleship Team
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Heredia, Costa Rica

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a 10-month international discipleship school called Vida220 that challenges young adults to experience growth as disciples of Jesus as well as servanthood in the church and beyond. Engage in intense training, practical ministry experiences, and leadership opportunities. (Apply through EMM to participate in this opportunity.)

Elementary or high school teacher | Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Ministry category Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa. Housing and salary offered. Visit pinares.org for more information.

English teacher | Cusco, Peru

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Cusco, Peru
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco. ESL training or experience preferred. The school year runs from March 1 through mid-December. Some proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

English teacher | Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach in isolated rural or island schools near Puerto Montt. The school year runs from March through December. Intermediate Spanish ability is required. Also possible to teach English to professionals to build relationships and for simple church networking.

Medical worker | Cusco, Peru and surrounding region

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Cusco, Peru and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training, Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Serve as a medical professional working with the Peruvian Mennonite Church in its healthcare ministry among the Quechua.

Ministry center assistant | Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Assist at Siloé, a ministry center on Tenglo Island that offers a place for camping, retreats, and summer workshops for children. Camp development experience helpful.

Pioneering business developer | Various locations

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, North America
  • Location Various locations
  • Ministry category Business for transformation

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Collaborate with a team of Christians to launch new business ventures in a pioneering mission location. Entrepreneurs, managers, financial directors, marketing experts, human resources directors, and spiritual mentors are needed.