Latin America and beyond (Sepal)


Brief Description of Team History

One Challenge (OC) takes the name of Sepal throughout Latin America and beyond; Sepal translates as “servindo aos pastores e lideres” (Serving Pastors and Leaders). Founded in 1950 and now working on 5 continents, Sepal is made up of members from different nationalities and church backgrounds who share a common goal – to serve the body of Christ in her goal to make disciples of all nations. Sepal is a prime contributor to the growth of the Church and the global missions sending movement flowing from Latin America.

Sepal (Serving Pastors and Leaders)

The church in Latin America has long been a focus of the mission force from the United States. Now many of the countries of that region are sending mission workers of their own to places like Europe, Africa, and Asia. Since OC focuses on church health, growth and multiplication, we are coming alongside the church in this region to help them equip their cross-cultural workers while still being involved in the other areas of church life and health.

Our Sepal ministries have expanded their efforts into many Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries around the world.


Region: Latin America
Team locations: Brasil, Colombia, Guatemala
Region websites / OC Global Alliance:
+ Sepal Brasil Mobilization Center
+ Sepal Colombia Mobilization Center
+ Sepal Guatemala Mobilization Center
OC Europe:
+ Sepal Spain
Year the team’s region opened: 1958

Why Ministry Workers are Needed

Principle Religion: Christian
Percent Evangelical: 16.7%

Primary Ministries in Latin America and beyond…

+ Leadership Development
+ Missions Mobilization
+ Partnering & Bridge Building
+ Sports Ministries
+ Holistic Ministry


+ Latin America (Sepal) Ministry
+ OC Global Alliance intro
+ Sepal Brazil intro and Facebook
+ Sepal Colombia intro and on Facebook
+ Sepal Guatemala intro and on Facebook
+ Sepal Spain on Facebook

Personnel Needs

One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. When invited by local leaders, OC sends workers in a variety of key roles:
+ Church Planting & Growth
+ Leadership Development
+ Partnering & Bridge Building
+ Sports Ministries
+ Missions Mobilization
+ Research
+ Business for Transformation
+ Holistic Ministry
+ Education
+ Member Care

Prayer Requests

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Ministry Fields

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