Connecting People to Christ
Our world’s 6th most spoken language is Portuguese. Many of these speakers live in Brazil, a melting pot of nations with a blend of many cultures. What an opportunity for you to partner in using media to share the gospel—to light the path to Christ for people coming from a variety of backgrounds living in a highly concentrated area.
Because of ministry support from people like you and a clear gospel message, people are hearing the good news of Jesus Christ over the Internet, on their televisions, and through radio in a country that has been struggling politically and economically.
Featured Portuguese Media Outreach
Luz Para o Caminho (Light for the Way) ReFrame Partnership Organization
Web visitors can visit the home page to learn more about Luz Para o Caminho (Light for the Way) media ministries, access daily devotionals, listen to programs, find a local church, order discipleship material, and email staff members with questions or prayer requests.
A Story From the Portuguese Ministry
God of the … Ellipses
Solyana Coelho in Brazil says she regularly thinks of God as the author and editor of her life.
“Our God is an expert in putting ellipses where we believe there should be a full stop,” Solyana adds.
Ellipses help us know that something is so important that it can’t wait until the next sentence to be mentioned. Solyana’s birth story contained ellipses:
When Solyana was born, doctors told her mother that Coelho would only have a few...Read the Rest
The total number of followers of ReFrame's Portuguese ministry social media pages tops more than 2.3 million.
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Rev. Lopes conducts more than 400 preaching events every year
More than 130,000 people access our Cada Dia devotionals through social media, in print, or through their favorite website every month.
Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes
“When you have a personal encounter with Jesus, your life makes sense: joy in your soul, peace in your heart, there is a meaning to your story.
Hernandes became the Portuguese ministry leader in 2010. He also serves as the director of the organization Luz Para o Caminho (Light for the Way), an organization formed in partnership between ReFrame and the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. Hernandes has authored more than 100 books and is a popular conference speaker in Brazil.
Hernandes graduated from Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul in Campania and earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He and his wife, Tinha, have two children.
More Portuguese Media Outreach
Palavra da Verdade (Word of Truth)
Word of Truth is a 2-minute online video and telvision program that offers a short biblical message or challenge from Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes.
Video Program: Da Letra a Palavra (From the Letter to the Word)
Da Letra a Palavra is a 2-minute video program where Rev. Hernandes discusses current issues in light of the Gospel message. More than 30,000 people are subscribed to the YouTube channel.
Phone Devotional: Disquepaz (Dial Peace)
Dial Peace is a short devotional delivered by telephone as a smart phone application to 21,000 subscribers. Listeners can access God's word on their phone, hear a devotional message, and request prayer or spiritual counseling.
Devotional: Cada Dia (Today)
Cada Dia is a daily devotional providing a meditation on God’s Word. It is available in print, as a YouTube video, and on the web. Daily posts are also available on Facebook.
Video Program: Sala de Prosa (Living Room Discussion)
Together, Rev. Jeremias Pereira and Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes debate and talk about current issues including suicide, marriage, and finances, always on a biblical basis.
Audio Program: Gotas de Esperança (Drops of Hope)
Drops of Hope is a 2-minute audio program that provides a message of hope. The messages are available on CD and on radio stations.
Video Program: Trocando Ideas (Exchanging Ideas)
Presented by Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes, Exchanging Ideas, answers questions about the Christian faith sent through listeners or viewers or presented on social media channels.
In Brazil, as in many parts of the world, more and more people have been embracing online learning opportunities while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. ReFrame's partnership allowed our Portuguese ministry team to develop new online courses that equip church leaders and pastors to share God's Story with new skills and knowledge.