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  • 3,202 decisions for Christ reported in Brazil

    August 18 2016 by Will Hall, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    3,202 decisions for Christ reported in Brazil

    Southern Baptists returning from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, are sharing testimonies of widespread revival in churches, communities, prisons and schools, following an 8-day schedule of crusades, medical ministries and other outreach efforts in this South American country. Wayne Jenkins said there were a recorded 3,202 salvation decisions.

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  • Southeastern partnership with Brazilians sees first fruits

    March 30 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Southeastern partnership with Brazilians sees first fruits

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin joyfully greeted the first graduating class in an ongoing partnership between Southeastern and Brazilian Baptists. Twenty-three Brazilian men and women graduated from the master of theological studies program. This cohort of students is part of Southeastern’s Global Theological Initiative.

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  • Students take Jesus to Rio's 'Crack-land'

    July 7 2014 by Don Graham, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Students take Jesus to Rio's 'Crack-land'

    In the heart of Rio Cristolandia ("Christ-land" in Portuguese) provides free meals, clothes, showers and clean beds to addicts, prostitutes and the homeless. If they're ready, it also supplies them the practical help they need to escape their situation and start over.

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  • Former addict escapes from Rio's 'Crack-land'

    July 7 2014 by Don Graham, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former addict escapes from Rio's 'Crack-land'

    After seven years on the streets, Marcelo Gomes* had seen enough. He'd witnessed too many fellow crack addicts brutally murdered at the hands of the drug lords who ruled Rio's favelas (slums). If he didn't do something soon, he might be next.

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  • Sharing truth focus of couple in Brazil

    December 17 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Sharing truth focus of couple in Brazil

    On a crisp December morning in Cary, N.C., Nancy and Danny Callis arrived bundled up with several layers of clothing during a visit to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) building. It’s much cooler than the warmer Brazilian climate they’ve grown accustomed to over more than 30 years.

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  • Interview with a Brazilian drug lord: A first-person account

    Four years ago, a drug lord called “The Godfather” wanted Eric Reese dead. Reese, an IMB missionary in Brazil, works in the gang-controlled favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro. His ministry puts him in contact with prostitutes, drug dealers and gang leaders. Frequently, he finds himself in dangerous situations on streets where violence often rules.

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  • Day 8 — Lottie Moon prayer guide

    December 5 2008 by International Mission Board | with 1 comments

    Ask God to use the difficult conditions in Rio de Janeiro’s slums to show people their need for a Savior. Pray for Eric and Ramona’s personal safety as they work to share the gospel in this dangerous place.

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  • Day 5 — Lottie Moon prayer guide

    December 3 2008 by International Mission Board | with 0 comments

    When Ivanilson Costa arrived in Tombo to teach Quilombola children, he was the sole Christian in the Brazilian village. For 10 months, Costa prayed for someone to help him share Christ. God answered Costa’s prayers in December 2005 when missionaries Keith and Deborah Jefferson, of Texas, visited.

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  • Day 3 — Lottie Moon prayer guide

    December 2 2008 by International Mission Board | with 0 comments

    “Brazil is the next major country, we believe, to send waves of missionaries to help (spread) the gospel from the unreached places in Brazil to the farthest nations on earth,” Phil Kesler says.

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