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Project: Chile


Marcos Manríquez Espinoza serves as the headquarters Director of the National Youth Leadership Team With a Mission base in Santiago, Chile. Professionally he is a computer engineer and vocation missionary pastor. He and his wife lead vocational ministries, fostering community development from God’s perspective. 

“Innovation and development for the glory of God is our challenge. I have been called by the Lord to mission mobilization for the adoption of unreached ethnic groups, to serve in the formation of missionaries with technical and trade skills who will develop competent communities in agriculture, education and health.”

“Uniting, connecting and cooperating in the body of Christ is my motto.” Marcos says. “At this time the Lord has given us the Word of Matthew 25; encouraging us to exercise good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us, and to be a response to the hungry and thirsty. “Because I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you picked me up; I was naked, and you covered me; sick, and you visited me; in jail, and you came to me. ” - Matthew 25:35-36


  • There is a shortage of food and water in the communities we serve.
  • People are suffering from diseases caused by malnutrition and poor nutritional quality.
  • New techniques for cultivating and caring for the land exist, but people need to be taught and trained in them
  • Refugees and persecuted families, are in need of basic (including medical) needs
  • Poor resource management and a lack of financial education is increasing the poverty rate


  • Partnering with Foundations for Farming, we will be educating Youth With a Mission missionaries in farming, faith, family, and finances so that they can train the communities they reach to increase food supply for families
  • We will partner with Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center (ITEC) for sustainable solutions to the health needs of the people - including solutions for medical, dental, and vision care..


The CSC partnership in Chile is under way! Anner Caceres, member of the YWAM mission team, traveled to Malawi to be trained as a trainer for Foundations for Farming and to teach Crown stewardship principles. He will be incorporating what he learned into the curriculum at YWAM so that the missionaries they train will teach wherever they are sent through Latin America and Africa. Crown’s Money Map has been translated to Spanish for maximum effectiveness in these training



  • INE projects that there are 18,751,405 people in Chile. The Metropolitan Region, Santiago, exceeds 7 million inhabitants
  • During 2018, the average labor income of the employed population was $798.81 USD net monthly, while the median income, that is, 50% of the workers in Chile received income less than or equal to $557 USD per month (1).
  • According to 2019 ECLAC report, the poverty rate of Chile is 10.7% of the population (2).


  • Reach the poor and destitute by creating a holistic stewardship training center.
  • ​Develop the center into a self-sustaining CSC through revenue generating business ventures like mushroom and honey production
  • Multiply the CSC model throughout other areas of Chile and Mozambique through our traveling missionaries.

Every year the YWM base receives dozens of missionaries from different parts of the world, who come to the base to train, then be sent to the field. With the Stewardship Center, each of these missionaries will go to the field with practical preparation on Stewardship of the earth and life, becoming in turn, a coach who will train others in different parts of the world. It is an exponential multiplier effect from Santiago de Chile to the world.


Budget is currently being determined for the following Phase 1 related expenses:

  • Provide continuing education opportunities for leaders and sponsor follow-up mentoring visits from Foundations for Farming
  • ​Training costs
  • Continuing training and mentor visits for leaders
  • Raw materials for training individuals from towns and villages all over the country
  • Enterprise startup costs to create income generating business to make the center self-sustaining
  • Seed for farming practices
  • Open a small-scale eggs production for the sale of eggs in the community as well as for the food support of the YWM Chile Base. ($2,000 USD)
2. According to the results of the document "Social Panorama of Latin America" of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.