Reclaiming the Image of the Church in Brazil

February 18, 2021 • Portuguese

When you see a pastor on television, what is the first thing that jumps into your mind? In Brazil, the answer for many would be, “I don’t trust this person.” Unfortunately, those feelings aren’t unwarranted. Many television pastors, both from Brazil and here in North America, have damaged the reputation...

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A Simple Invitation

January 15, 2021 • Portuguese

Although it can be scary at times to be sharing God’s story, it doesn’t have to be that way. Marcos did it just by turning on his favorite television program. Over the years, Marcos has grown his faith through a television program called Verdade e Vida (“Truth and Life”). The...

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A God Who Loves our Language Comic

August 23, 2020 • Portuguese

The importance of reaching people in their own language is illustrated in this comic, which recently appeared in our denomination's Banner magazine. You can read the original story here.

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COVID-19 Conversations with Portuguese Speakers

August 11, 2020 • Portuguese

In early March, Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes couldn’t record his usual television and internet videos from a studio in Campinas, Brazil. Lopes serves as ReFrame Ministries’s Portuguese ministry leader. Still, God’s Word is reaching believers who are struggling during the pandemic. Rev. Lopes hosted several videos from His home for...

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COVID-19 Lessons From Our International Ministries

April 15, 2020 • Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

All of our international media ministries are seeing an increased number of followers during COVID-19. Read some of biblical teachings and how our ministry leaders are responding to COVID-19 in their unique contexts. Jump to a section: Chinese Ministry | English Ministry | French Ministry | Japanese Ministry | Portuguese Ministry | Spanish Ministry |

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"Thank You's" From South America

November 27, 2019 • Portuguese, Spanish

Every day, our ministry partners around the world receive notes of thanks from audio program listeners or video program viewers. While each of those calls or letters are meaningful, BTGMI ministry leaders especially appreciate meeting thankful followers in person. Brazil, Portuguese Ministry In Brazil, Rev. Hernades Dias Lopes met one...

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Unexpected Responses From the Web

October 02, 2019 • Chinese, English, Portuguese

“Hello! I am an ordinary Chinese Christian living in Japan. Every night before I sleep I listen to the Chinese Today devotional as part of my quiet time. Thank you so much! May God be with all the brothers and sisters who trust in his name! Amen!” Messages like this...

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‘A God Who Loves Our Language’

December 03, 2018 • Portuguese

Moussa, a former Muslim from West Africa turned church planter in Brazil, knows firsthand the importance of reaching people in their heart language. “With many West African refugees here in Brazil, we’re challenged to minister in Arabic, a language that is very special for them, for us,” Moussa said. To...

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When Courage is Contagious

August 06, 2018 • Portuguese

When Paula Emília first heard that she had breast cancer in 2007, she quickly despaired. Her medical background told her just how serious this was. “I felt the floor disappear from under my feet. It was such a bad feeling,” recalls Paula, who lives in Brazil. “I wished that I...

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Fernando's Baptism

March 26, 2018 • Portuguese

As Pastor Joel Vande Werken packed up his study a few months ago in preparation for his move to Whitinsville, MA and Fairlawn CRC, he picked up a Cada Dia devotional booklet in Portuguese. He thought for moment about adding the booklet to the “give away” pile, but decided to...

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