The Chile Mission As a Whole



Sent out by the Church…. to reach people, and especially children, with the love of Jesus, that they might know and follow him.

The Chile Mission, begun through Jack & Janine Swanson in 1997, is committed to the above purpose.  This purpose is carried out through the following ministries:

  • a work with abandoned children, who live in houses built on the team’s property in urban La Cisterna, Santiago.  The children live “in family” perhaps for the first time in their lives with Christian house parents. The ultimate goal is to find permanent families for each child.
  • the local church.  The home church is Iglesia Cristiana Jesús es El Camino (Jesus is The Way Christian Church).  Active relationships are also maintained with Chilean Churches and pastors in other parts of Santiago and in Chile as a whole.
  • Ministering and meeting needs in other parts of Chile, including the establishment of a children’s camp/Christian center between Chillán and Concepción, six hours south of Santiago.
  • Community ministries that include and “English Club” and monthly teaching in a Christian live-in drug rehabilitation center for men.
  • an active internship opportunity program, both short and long term.

Please go to the Ministries section on our home page for the current status of the above ministries.