During the 90īs several churches began to dream about forming a community of diverse churches following Godīs call to live out His mission integrally.
We understood that all humanity was the object of Godīs love and that Latin America and the Caribbean urgently needed to experience that love incarnate. These local churches were characterized by their powerful presence in the life of their communities and their commitment to be inclusive living out a Kingdom alternative to the exclusive practices of the world. Together we began to work towards the formation of these networks starting in our own local and national contexts.
At the Consultation on Integral Mission and Poverty celebrated during the 4th Latin American Congress on Evangelization (CLADE IV), in Quito Ecuador, 2000, several representatives of these emerging networks shared their testimonies of church based service and integral mission.
The delegates who participated in the consultation agreed to develop a network on a continental level throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to share these testimonies of transformation with other churches and thus encourage the practice of integral mission. In January 2001, in Bogota, Colombia a group selected during the consultation in Quito, met and developed the idea of the formation of the Red del Camino Network for Integral Mission.
Since then, national networks have emerged in a number of countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The network that started in the late nineties in the Dominican Republic served as a reference point for the networks that devel-oped in Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Brazil, Guatemala, and most re-cently in formation is the Peruvian expression of the network.