A Country of Huge Dimensions. 5th in Population. 5th in Territorial Extension. 11th largest GDP. Greater São Paulo = volume of economy similar to all of Argentina’s. State of São Paulo = volume of economy similar to all of Mexico’s. 35+ million under age 10 Salvador Manaus Brasília Belém Fortaleza Goiânia São Paulo Curitiba Porto Alegre Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte
in billions of dollars Source: Banco Central/IBGE/Simonsen Associados in Brasil em Exame 2000 GDP fluctuation
% Source: FGV/Simonsen Associados in Brasil em Exame 2000 e Agência Estado/FGV Inflation *thru Sep.
Real vs. Dollar
Estimate of formal employment in ‘99 - in millions Source: Simonsen Associados in Brasil em Exame ,3 milion companies in operation in 99 Companies X Jobs Generated
“Unemployment in Brazil grew from 4,4% in Jan. 95 to 7,6% in Jan ” Source: Exame 04/2000 “41 out 69 million working Brazilians work in the informal market”. Source: FGV/IBGE Unemployment
One in four ends in divorce - 12% more than in 1991 More that 15 million divorced families A recent research shows that 44% believe divorce is a good solution for a troubled marriage Marriage Source: Veja, 10/01/96, Ricardo Grinbaum
Protestants tripling in 30 years Sources: SEPAL, IBGE
However, growth hasn’t been uniform.
The Northeast is Brazil’s neediest region
Half of Brazil’s Indian tribes also remain unreached. The 258 Brazilian Indian Tribes and the Advance of the Gospel TR-503 Source: AMTB (indigenous Database) No protestant missionary presence Tribes with a church and autochthonous leadership Work in progress 16 Situation unknown
At least 125,000 new churches need to be planted in the first decade of the 21 st Century.
MB-504 Ted Limpic Sepal Brazilian Cross-cultural Missionaries Active & On Furlough
Ted Limpic Sepal MB-511 Who Is Sending Out Brazilian Missionaries? Internacional Agencies with Brazilian Leadership 17% Brazilian Agencies 25% Denominational Boards 37% Local Churches 10% International Agencies 11% The different types of sending structures and the number of missionaries they send Comibam 2002
Ted Limpic Sepal MB-518 Theological Posture of Brazilian Missionary Organizations % 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Number of Organizations Number of Missionaries Independent Traditional Inter-denominational Pentecostal Comibam 2002
Ted Limpic Sepal MB When Were The Brazilian Missionary Organizations Founded? Comibam 2002 Years when Brazilian missionary organizations were founded
Ted Limpic Sepal MB-516 Single Women 15% Single Men 6% Married 79% Brazilian Missionaries: Married - Single Comibam 2002 Percentage of Brazilian missionaries who are married or single
More than 3 Yrs 50% Less than 1 Yr 7% Ted Limpic Sepal MB-502 How Long Are Brazilian Missionaries Staying On The Field? Comibam 2002 From 1 to 3 Yrs 43% Brazilian missionaries and how long they have been on the field
Ted Limpic Sepal MB-517 Countries Where The Largest Number Of Brazilian Missionaries Are Serving Comibam 2002 Number of missionaries serving cross-culturally
South America Africa Europe North America Asia Middle East Eurasia Mexico/Central America Caribbean Pacific Ted Limpic Sepal MB-514 On Which Continents Are Brazilian Missionaries Serving? Comibam 2002 Number of Brazilian missionaries serving by region of the world
Ted Limpic Sepal MB-512 Where Are Brazilian Missionaries Serving? Comibam 2002 Within Brazil 23% Ibero-America 37% Rest of World 24% 10/40 Window 16% Regions where Brazilian missionaries are working cross-culturally
5% 16%16% 16%16% % of active missionaries who serve inside the Window % of active missionaries who serve inside the Window Brazilian Missionaries and the Window MB-503 Ted Limpic Sepal 2002
Brazilian Cross-cultural Missionaries Working Inside & Outside of Brazil MB-501 Ted Limpic Sepal 2000