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Headlines: Trafficking in Cambodia

Headlines: Trafficking in Cambodia

A recent Christianity Today article on the impact Christian organizations are having on child sex trafficking in Cambodia affirmed our approach to combating sex trafficking in Southeast Asia.  First, I want to be sure to give credit to IJM and AIM for the great work...
Story of Transformation in Brazil

Story of Transformation in Brazil

We love sharing first hand testimonies of the work the Lord is doing among our church plants. This month we have story directly from our church planters who work in the Guarita community (Brazil), Gilmar and Lizandra. (This letter has been translated and edited for...
A Simple Need in Cambodia

A Simple Need in Cambodia

Off a dirt road on the outskirts of the city, in Cambodia there is a church that meets under a tree. This church started as a Bible study made up of mostly women and children caught in the devastating cycle of poverty. All but a couple of the men are absent. Many of...
Headlines: Good Intentions Go Bad

Headlines: Good Intentions Go Bad

In April I came across an article from The Gospel Coalition blog that I found very helpful and encouraging with regard to our work among the global poor. The article, 4 Ways Satan Uses Christian Generosity for Evil, discusses four pitfalls for giving to global...
Headlines: Revolution & Revelation

Headlines: Revolution & Revelation

Earlier this week I read An Insufficient Resistance at Christianity Today. I concur largely with the content in this article, especially the author’s assertion that revolution apart from the Gospel is not sufficient. At our core, fallen people are lovers of self....
Jesus’ Message Doesn’t Change

Jesus’ Message Doesn’t Change

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”  Hebrews 13:1-2, NIV.  The LORD designed and created each of us in His image....
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...

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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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