Guyana is one of our longest standing missions presences in South America.
There are 99 churches throughout the country with some colorful names like: Onderneeming Sand Pit, Clay Brick, Blueberry, and Kitty. Gateway supports two missionaries:
HM Latchmenarine started evangelizing the Northwest district in 1993. This isolated area is about 200 miles from the capital of Georgetown and you must fly or take a boat to get there. In 2002 he moved to the capital of Georgetown and started the Guyana School of Biblical Studies where evangelists were trained. In 2014 the school evolved and HM took the training to the towns to train evangelists and support the churches. HM’s wife is Imelda and they have four children: Joe, Manalini, Rhadica, and Candida.
Joe Latchmenarine took over the work in the Northwest District in 2002 and continues to support churches in Mabaruma, Settlement, Barabina Hill, and White Water. The youth in the district recently held a Bible camp on Shell Beach and Gateway helped by purchasing a boat motor to get the campers there. Joe’s wife is Merlene and they have two children: Wendy and Julia.