Brazil is the largest and only Portuguese-speaking
country in South America.
It was colonized by Portugal from
1500 until independence in 1822.
Slightly larger than the continental United States
Government: Federal Republic
Official Language: Portuguese
World’s largest Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic 73%
Some estimates project that Brazil could be 50% protestant by 2050
Brazil Facts 2:
Third largest evangelical community
in the world.
Lack of trained church leadership: 27,100 ordained pastors for
150,000 churches in 1990, a continuing
It plays an increasingly significant
role in global outreach by sending
CW Strategic Ministry Plan – BRAZIL
The Brazil field exists to partner
with Brazilian churches in taking the
whole gospel to the whole world.
Priorities in Brazil
1. Leadership training
2. Evangelism and church planting
3. Compassion ministry
4. Training international missionaries
5. Mobilization of local churches for global cross-cultural mission
6. Short-term teams from USA to Brazil
7. Evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training to the
14th largest city in Brazil
Over 1 million people
Campinas Metropolitan Region is the 10th most populous region of the country.
Rowe’s ministry in Brazil
Participate in preparing leadership
to equip churches to share in the expansion of the gospel in Brazil and throughout
Leadership development through theological
Participation in missions mobilization.
Local church ministry with a vision
for church planting.
Volunteers in hospital chaplaincy.
Hospitality house ministry for children
in cancer treatment.
“The missionary nature of Christ’s people is expressed through tangible
expressions of care and compassion to
those who are in need. We witness to Christ’s love by loving.”
Van Engen - God Missionary People
Property: 4,596 sq. ft.
Construction: 3,282 sq. ft. house
Recreational room for children’s
One working office
Large kitchen with two sinks
Solar panel water heating system