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Quite the Same

Quite the Same

“May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.”    -John 17:23  (NIV) We’re not that different. All of us. No matter where we make our home, be it steeped in the suburbs or down dusty roads,...
Headlines: The Prosperity Gospel

Headlines: The Prosperity Gospel

The neo-Pentecostal movement continues to gain influence in Brazil. In January the nephew of the founder of the Universal Church of the Reign of God was elected as mayor of Rio de Janeiro. The Universal Church, as it is commonly referred to, has a horrible reputation...
Rethinking Ministry Among the Poor

Rethinking Ministry Among the Poor

We have a treat for you today! A short video produced by Awesome Drop Media which gives a brief overview of what makes our ministry distinct. After you watch, let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Our vision is to expand an interdependent...
A Drug Dealer’s Apology

A Drug Dealer’s Apology

My first mission trip was with Living Bread Ministries to Porto Alegre, Brazil and the surrounding area. As a westernized Christian who had only left the country once for my honeymoon, I was quickly impacted by the spiritual destitution and physical depravity in what...
Granny Gets Baptized!

Granny Gets Baptized!

We have a treat for you this week! We received an email from our church planters in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, detailing the baptism of a new believer from their church. The letter below has been translated and edited for clarity and length. Yesterday, January...
Headlines: Local Leadership

Headlines: Local Leadership

Last month I read this article in Christianity Today about an issue that Compassion International is having in India. In short, it seems the government is actively trying to force Compassion out of India by limiting their ability to transfer funds into the country....
Year End Giving Giveaway!

Year End Giving Giveaway!

This year, we’re trying something new. Make a donation of only $10 by December 23rd, and you’ll be entered to win one of our fabulous prizes!   We know how the holidays can stretch the average person’s budget, making giving difficult to consider. We...
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...
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...
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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When Patrick in Bárbara launched Living Bread Ministries in 2004 they had to embrace poverty. For several years their family lived well below the poverty level, diverting everything they could into sparking a church planting movement among the global poor. This is the encouraging story of how the Lord sustained them and ultimately established our comprehensive church planting ministries in South America and Southeast Asia.

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