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C&MA Portugal 선교

2016.01.04 18:36

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In 2009 the Brazilian C&MA decided to send their first missionary couple to Portugal. They invited three U.S. international workers already living in Brazil to partner in the opening of the Portugal field.

In that same year a vision team made up of 4 of the 5 candidates, the Brazilian Alliance president, the IM Regional directors from South America and Europe and the Field Director from Spain arrived in Portugal to specifically interview evangelical pastors/workers in the northern part of the country to better understand where to send the first team of international workers.

Through the leading of the Lord, we met a Portuguese pastor who drew up the formal letters of invitation needed for the team's entry visas into the country. In October 2010, through the help of a Portuguese Christian lawyer the C&MA was officially organized in the country and will be known as PORTACEM (The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Portugal).

By September 2011 all 5 members of the team were in country and began a Cultural Orientation class at a Portuguese university. Before the end of 2012 the team plans to have established themselves in the area where they will concentrate on church planting.

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Team Initiatives

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International Workers in Portugal

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The Alliance at Work in Portugal

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Alone But Not Alone

As far as we know, Marina is the only evangelical Christian in her middle school.

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We Are the Light

“. . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

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Sowing Seeds of the Gospel in Portugal

In Portugal our calling may be to sow seeds of the gospel, but we hope to also have a harvest. Either way, we are dependent on God’s part between the two actions.

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The Perfect Card

An atheist asks Alliance international workers about Jesus and His life.

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From Portugal To the World

Will Portugal have a second chance to share the message of the cross—taking the whole gospel to the whole world?

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Demographics

Population

Population—10,760,305

Capital City

Lisbon (2.808 million) pop.

Geography

Portugal, a nation slightly smaller than Indiana, is a coastal nation in southwestern Europe, located at the western end of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Portuguese territory also includes a series of archipelagoes in the Atlantic Ocean (the Azores and Madeira), which are strategic islands along western sea approaches to the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea. In total, the country occupies an area of 35,560 sq mi of which 35,320 sq mi is land and 240 sq mi water.

Languages

Portuguese (official)

Mirandese (official, but locally used)

Ethnicity/Race

Portuguese—96.87%

legal immigrants—3.13%

Economy

Per capita income—$23,000

Inflation—3.7%

Unemployment—12.4%

Literacy rate—93.3%

Government/Political Climate

Portugal has been a democratic republic since the ratification of the Constitution of 1976. The constitution grants the separation of powers among legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The four main institutions as described in this constitution are the President of the Republic, the Parliament, known as the Assembleia da Republica, the Government, headed by a Prime Minister, and the courts.

Religion

Roman Catholic—84.5%

other Christian—2.2%

other—0.3%

unknown—9%

none—3.9% (2001 census)

Support the Mission

Alliance ministry in Portugal is primarily funded through the Great Commission Fund. Help fulfill Jesus’Great Commission and make a gift to the GCF today.

 

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