SÃO PAULO, Brazil—Kentucky Baptist missions leaders, pastors and directors of missions can discover how to get involved with evangelism efforts in São Paulo, Brazil during a vision tour Jan. 31-Feb. 7.
“Of the 20 million people living and working in and around South America’s largest city, an estimated 19 million are living in darkness,” said Kentucky Baptist Convention Partnership Strategist Doug Williams.
Tour participants will experience the sprawling metropolitan city that not only draws people from remote villages in Brazil, but also immigrants from China, Korea and the continent of Africa. In the past few years, the greatest number of immigrants have come from Bolivia.
With so many people, Williams said, São Paulo would need 1,300 new churches just to have one Southern Baptist church for every 10,000 residents.
“The harvest is indeed plentiful,” Williams said, alluding to Matthew 9:37.
Guided by International Mission Board missionaries Scott and Joyce Pittman, tour participants will learn about what is being done to transform lives for Christ in São Paulo and how Kentucky Baptists can provide much-needed assistance.
Scott Pittman, a former Kentucky Baptist Convention partnership director, and his wife, Joyce, a former employee of the Western Recorder, are longtime missionaries, having served in Brazil for five years prior their current re-appointment in January 2014.
Registration for the São Paulo Vision Tour ends Dec. 15 and can only accommodate a limited number of participants. For more information about the tour, including fees, visit www.kybaptist.org/brazil.