THE PAULICHEN FAMILY
Bringing the hope of Christ to the people of Uruguay
A land of rolling hills and lush pastureland. A place where cattle and sheep outnumber people and old fashioned gauchos roam the countryside. Sandwiched between South American giants, Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay is home to close to 3.5 million souls.
As the most secular nation in the western hemisphere, 44% of Uruguayans claim no religion at all. Less than 2% profess to be born again. With the lack of Biblical teaching, Uruguay has become known as having the most liberal abortion and same-sex marriage laws in Latin America. It also became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. As a result, this South American "atheist island" has the highest suicide rate per capita on the continent. Uruguay needs the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.