New Regional Facilitator for Latin America

27 July 2007

One of the signs of God’s work in the churches of Latin America is the growing desire to equip a new generation of Bible expositors. In many countries, indigenous preaching movements and training initiatives are developing. Some of these movements are linked with Langham Preaching, one of the programmes of Langham Partnership International.

To facilitate the development of preaching movements, Langham Preaching is pleased to announce the appointment of Igor Amestegui as the Regional Facilitator for Latin America. The role of the Regional Facilitator is to encourage the development of national preaching movements in the countries of Latin America, serving existing ministries and supporting the development of new initiatives.

Igor and his wife, Charito, have three children, and live in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Igor trained as a psychologist and served as the General Secretary of Communidad Cristiana Universitaria (the IFES related student ministry in Bolivia) for 15 years. More recently, Igor has worked as a professor at the university and as a psychologist in private practice. Significantly, he has been very involved in the emergence of the preaching movement in Bolivia, encouraging ‘escuelitas de formacion de expositores Biblicos’ (small schools for the training of Bible expositors), both in his own church and more widely in the training of pastors and leaders in the city of Cochabamba. Igor works in fellowship with CCM in the preaching training programme, and has close contact with other Latin American countries which have begun training initiatives, including the ministry initiated by Jorge Atiencia in Colombia.

Igor and Charito are in the process of becoming affiliated to the Latin Link team in Bolivia, but Igor will be working full time to support and develop the indigenous preaching movements, in fellowship with national leaders country by country, and in liaison with Langham America Latina. He will be part of the team of Langham Partnership International, working alongside colleagues around the world who share his vision for the growth of a new generation of Bible expositors worldwide.

Visit the Langham Preaching section of the Langham Partners International Web site for more information.