Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. The stories in the 2013 Mission Yearbook were gathered around the question of Jesus to his disciples, “How many loaves have you?” from Mark 6:38. The book is filled with stories of God’s abundance in the face of overwhelming needs and a scarcity of resources.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: February 6, 2013

BRAZIL, Pt. 2 - A recent survey by Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, reveals that Brazil is sending the second highest number of missionaries to the rest of the world: around 34,000. Thirty years ago that number was a few hundred at best! The following story may help us make sense of such astounding growth. It is told by Nídia Mafra, lovingly known as “Bugra,” a missionary of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil working in Florianópolis.

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