I am writing from Brazil where this week a team from Desiring God is participating in the annual FIEL Conference in the city of Aguas de Lindoya. Pastor John Piper and Pastor Bob Glenn from Minnesota have joined the roster of speakers addressing the topic of global missions.
While we are ministering in a Portuguese-speaking country, we decided this would be a good time to launch our latest translated website. Last night we announced the release of satisfacaoemDeus.org, with online content in Portuguese.
The 7th Largest Language Worldwide
From its origin in Portugal, the Portuguese language spread during colonization to countries such as Mozambique, Angola, East Timor, Cape Verde, and others. There are approximately 178 million Portuguese speakers, the 7th largest language worldwide.
Brazil has the largest populace with a majority of its people using it as their first language. Additionally, 37% of Brazilians are using the Internet, nearly 76 million.
The Need for Solid, Biblical Resources
Like many countries in the Global South, there is a widespread need in Brazil for solid, biblical resources and training, especially for those who will lead churches. We are thrilled to be able to launch this translated site with (currently) 52 resources including sermon manuscripts, online books, audio, and video. We are praying that God will supply the resources for us to add much more content in the future.
Please join us in asking the Lord to use these tools to spread the fame of his name to the Portuguese-speaking peoples of the world.