Friday, May 20, 2011

Spiritual Desolation in Portugal

Did you know that the population of evangelical Christians in Portugal is currently at .08%?  Christian sociologists report that anything less than 10% is considered "unchurched."  This is quite astonishing, and something that has really hit home with me recently.  In addition, out of the 84% of people who claim to be Roman Catholic, only 1/3 actually regularly attend mass.  Portugal is in desperate spiritual need!

Our plans for once we arrive in Portugal are as follows:  I will be discipled and trained by Pastor Figueira, while I will immediately be in a leadership role with the youth of the church.  I will Lord-willing also be accompanying Pastor Figueira as he assists numerous church-plant movements in Portugal, Mozambique, and the United States.  The Lord has really grown in us a passion to be used to plant new churches in Portugal!  There is such a tremendous need!  Will you join us in this passion!  We are currently at 40% of our monthly goal.  If you would like to give, the information is below.

Thank you for your love and prayer!

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