- POPULATION: 203.4 Million
- RELIGION: 15.4% Protestant
- KNOWN FOR: Soccer dynasty, samba, megalopolises, feijoada
- LAM PRESENCE SINCE: 1931
Latin America Mission's work in Brazil began in 1931 with evangelism campaigns. Today, the largest country in Latin America has become a thriving center of evangelicalism, with unmistakeable mega churches dotting its mega cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. But Brazil also faces oversized challenges like sprawling favelas (slums), extreme wealth disparity, and a thriving prostitution industry.
LAM's Brazilian Alliance Ministries serve in areas including Christian camping and equipping Christian leaders, aimed at working with the Brazilian church to impact regions around the world for Christ. LAM ministries in Brazil are also particularly focused on caring for at-risk families and advocating against sexual tourism and trafficking.
Brazil — a mostly Portuguese-speaking nation — gaining independence from Portugal in 1822 and grew its economic muscle in the global coffee trade. Agriculture remains a large part of Brazil's diverse economy today, along with manufacturing everything from airplanes to automobiles. It is the largest economy in Latin America and has enjoyed generally peaceful civilian democracy since 1985.
Brazil also has the distinction of being the largest Catholic country in the world, though spiritism is also widely practiced. Known perhaps mostly for its massive and often hedonistic Carnival celebrations, Brazil is also arguably the world's most prominent soccer power and home to distinctive foods like feijoada, a stew of meat and beans.
Interested in serving with us in Brazil?