113,000 Reasons Why We Love Portuguese

113,000 Reasons Why We Love Portuguese

In the past 12 months over 113,000 Portuguese speakers have visited the Desiring God website from places like Brazil, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola and Portugal. We rejoice in statistics like this, not for statistics’ sake, but because we know that each number represents a real person and a real gospel opportunity.

You may remember that last year we launched a Portuguese interface for our website. That site currently has over 100 translated Portuguese sermons and books.  

Our most recent initiative is a Portuguese-language Desiring God page on Facebook and Twitter.

We want to make it as easy as possible for the potential 180,000,000 Portuguese readers worldwide to be able to access and interact with our content, and then spread it among their peers through their social networks.

Our aim is to use social media in a way that helps others enjoy God. We are excited to be able to do this now in Portuguese.

We have also begun building a Portuguese volunteer translation team, which has already translated over 50 blog posts in recent weeks. If you speak Portuguese (or Spanish, Korean or Arabic) and would be excited about translating our content, please connect with us.

Seth Magnuson (@SethMagnuson) is a content strategist at Desiring God who works with translated resources. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Rachel, and their two children, Ana and Aden.