Journal

Suburban Mom Visits Brazilian Slum

Suburban Mom Visits Brazilian Slum

“This is the most dangerous neighborhood we’ll be visiting. A lot of crime, a lot of drug abuse, a lot of gang activity. He says he wants to take you here first,” founder Barbara Hubbard translates executive director Pastor Magioli’s words for me from Portuguese to...

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Headlines: Voices of the Poor

Headlines: Voices of the Poor

In 2000 the World Bank published a study on global poverty. In the first book revealing their research findings, Voices of the Poor: Can Anyone Hear Us?, they chose not to analyze programs or policies. Instead they utilized their analysis to provide, “a view of the...

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Reaching Children in the Slums

Reaching Children in the Slums

It may come as a surprise to some, but it is a sad fact that children make up the overwhelming majority of the population in the slums where we plant churches.  Using our comprehensive ministry method, we seek to reach this vulnerable group before they end up in...

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The Most Important

The Most Important

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one....

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Little Church, Big Impact

Little Church, Big Impact

Our church plant in Capão da Canoa is a small church made up of two dozen members actively involved in the life of the church. Their numbers are small, in part due to the transient nature of the urban slums in Brazil, but they are faithfully bearing witness to Christ...

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Headlines: Voices of the Poor

Parents’ Absence Increase Poverty

"Isan youths' development stunted as parents go to Bangkok" I came across this article several weeks ago. It discusses the prevalent problem of families being torn apart because of migration, which is due to poverty. This particular article, from the Bangkok Post, is...

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