Sharing the Christmas Story in Brazil

Last year two people who own several dairy-related businesses in northern Brazil ordered 15,000 copies of the Christmas Cada Dia to distribute to employees, family, and friends.

A woman shares the contents of Cada Dia.

But they did not stop at simply distributing copies of the special Advent devotional booklet, published by the Portuguese outreach of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI), or the cards it contained. They also organized a special Christmas service for employees and business associates in the area.

More than 2,000 people attended this service to hear Rev. Hernandes Lopes, director of BTGMI’s Portuguese ministry, speak.

After the event Lopes said, “Many responded in faith to God’s Word that day.”

BTGMI’s Portuguese outreach produced and distributed a record 940,000 Christmas devotional booklets throughout Brazil last year. This year’s goal is to reach 1 million.

“My prayer is that those who distribute the Christmas devotional booklets can introduce people to the message of Jesus through God’s Word,” said Lopes.

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.