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Fast Facts
Fifth largest country in the world.

Capital: Brasília

Population: 206.440,850

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Real

President: Michel Temer

Largest cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Salvador

Social Concerns: poverty, crime, poor health care, poor education, government corruption

Why is it so important to reach Brazil with the gospel?

  • Only 12% of Brazilians are evangelical Christians. Many Brazilians are enslaved by Spiritism, idolatry and black magic
  • Urgent need for 250,000 churches to be planted
  • Brazilian society is largely young people. Nearly 42 percent of the population is under 15 years old, and another 27% is between 15 and 30. And since it is commonly accepted that youth are more receptive to the gospel, this is an area that is wide open to ministry.”
  • Portuguese is the sixth-most spoken language in the world (200,000,000 worldwide). Brazil and Portugal are the two primary Portuguese speaking nations but it is also widely used in Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau and São Tomé & Príncipe. Portuguese speakers are also found in an area of over half a million people in China called Macau and also East Timor and Goa in India.
  • 84% of the population is urban. That is why we are concentrated in urban missions. .
  • Brazil’s economy is the world’s 7th largest by GDP as of 2015. In the last decade, Brazil has seen more than 30 million people lifted into the middle class. Now Brazil has one of the strongest currencies in the world and most dynamic emerging market economies. It is the world’s largest exporter of ethanol and second largest producer. Brazil is the world’s biggest exporter of orange juice and a major exporter of beef and poultry.
  • CNN compiled a list of the hippest peoples on the planet. With 250 possible candidates Brazilians were named as the coolest people on the planet.

All of these facts should have some interesting ramifications.