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...
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....
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...
Parents’ Absence Increase Poverty

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...
Partnering With An Active God

Partnering With An Active God

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners...
New Pastor Joins LBM Brazil Team

New Pastor Joins LBM Brazil Team

After much prayer and waiting on the Lord, we’re excited to announce a new church planter has joined our team in Brazil! Pastor Eliezer will be serving the people of Vila Planalto. Currently, he’s getting to know the neighborhood; holding office hours and...
Headlines: Processing Poverty

Headlines: Processing Poverty

In this new monthly feature by Living Bread founder Patrick Hubbard, we hope to inform and address some common concerns about serving the poor by sharing articles and statistics coupled with Patrick’s analysis and experience. It’s our hope that this will...
God In All The Details

God In All The Details

Before beginning their work at the children’s home, Patrick and Bárbara had felt called to a ministry that served the poor. Much of this pulled on their past experience when visiting Bárbara’s family in Porto Alegre, Brazil. When they had accepted the position with...

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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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