Mylinda Baits is a pastoral artist, activist and advocate. She is passionate about the prevention of all forms of exploitation, particularly human trafficking; the healing and transformation of trauma survivors; and the resilient witness of the people of God in the Iberoamerica-Caribbean region.
Traveling extensively throughout Latin America, Mylinda partners with IM colleagues, national church leadership and various social change organizations to address the exploitation and trafficking of women and children as well as to use restorative art-making for trauma recovery. Compelled by Jesus’ invitation to come, grow and change, she strives to embody grace and seek justice through accompaniment, mentoring and modeling the use of the expressive arts in community worship, trainings and trauma care for survivors.
Mylinda uses her gifts of hospitality and pastoral care to create sustainable and safe spaces where servant leaders and those who do the hard work of rescue, relief and restoration can be nurtured and renewed. She invites all of us to join her and her Latin American cultural mentors as they co-labor to uplift and empower at-risk women and children through the love of Christ.