Latin America Ministry

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Latin America is blessed with military Christian fellowships (MCFs) in most of its nations, and this region includes the world’s largest MCF -- UMCEB in Brazil. These MCFs hold frequent national and regional events and carry out local discipleship and outreach programs. ACCTS staff members:

  • develop personal relationships with MCF leaders and members;
  • help organize, lead, and speak at local conferences and leadership training programs; and
  • work closely with the three regional AMCF vice presidents.

Join a Latin American Ministry Event
To learn more about ACCTS’ Latin American ministry opportunities, call the ACCTS office at (800) 487-8108 or (303) 985-8808, or click here for email contact.

LTC (USA, Ret. ) Bob and Billie Jean (B. J.) Reifsnyder - Latin America Ministry Coordinators

ReifsnydersBob was raised as the son of missionaries in Peru. He attended Wheaton College and joined the U.S. army after graduation. During his career he specialized in airborne operations. He served overseas in Germany for six years, Panama for three years, and Vietnam for two years. He served as commander of units in the 24th Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 101st Airborne Division.

Billie Jean, the daughter of a pastor, was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and also attended Wheaton College where she met and married Bob.

During their 22 years in the military Bob worked so closely with chaplains that he was often called "chaplain". Billie Jean usually played organ or piano in the chapel services, at times led the Protestant Women of the Chapel, and one year was recognized as the U.S. Army Southern Command "Military Wife of the Year". They took their first trip with ACCTS in 1980, and became board members, then staff members a short while later. When they received the National Association of Evangelicals Commission of Chaplains "Centurions of the Year" award for 2012 they were asked to prepare this film on their ministry and interesting childhoods.
Click here to get in touch with the Reifsnyders

Juan and Lacey Castaneda - Assisting ACCTS in Latin America Military Ministry
PlaceholderJuan is a native of Guatemala who became a Christian at the age of 13. After graduating high school, he received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy as an international cadet. He is in flight school with the Air Force Reserve. Lacey is an Air Force captain. She became a Christian in the fifth grade when her mother started taking her to church. Juan and Lacey assist ACCTS in our ministry to Latin American military Christians.
Click here to get in touch with Castaneda
Gina Rajah - Southern Africa and Brazil Ministry
GinaGina, a Brazilian native, ministers to military Christians in the Brazilian military Christian fellowship, the largest MCF in the world, and in Portuguese-speaking nations.
Click here to get in touch with Gina

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