I tell people I commute to Brazil. And sometimes I do, and sometimes I work from the USA focused on the work of Martureo–The Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection where I am Executive Coordinator.
How does Martureo work?
Martureo influences the perspective and efforts of thousands of Brazilians who bear witness to the Lord Jesus Christ, and all his teachings, around the world and in every sphere of society. In 2018 Martureo did this in three significant ways. We offered graduate level missiology courses in partnership with a local seminary in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro mission leaders and for others are preparing for service both inside and outside Brazil. Martureo also published scholarly articles and books for leaders of the Brazilian mission movement and an on-line video series. Our social media engaged thousands of people, helping them think about the world from the perspective of the mission of Christ.
Our typical annual program would include a symposium in which leaders would come together from various mission agencies, training programs, and fields of service, to work on a shared issue of mission practice. You can read about our 2017 symposium here. However, this year we did something different. Marcos Amado, founder of Martureo, and I needed something like a symposium for ourselves to address our own issues of mission practice.
Martureo been good for our own productivity. Plus, the response to our efforts has been gratifying. But we realized that we should not facilitate our own efforts only. Brazilian mission challenges need broader missiological focus than what just we can offer.
Join us in making some important changes.
We are making significant changes in Martureo– Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection where I serve as Executive Coordinator. We begin to implement the changes in Martureo in early 2019. We will add a senior colleague who can develop the Martureo program to assist leaders outside of Martureo to do the research, writing and teaching that improve the level of mission training, finds solutions together to shared problems, and shares the results of their research widely.
We have begun to seek initial funding to hire a new Executive Director. In addition to responsibilities for Program Development, an Executive Director would also be tasked with donor relations.
Meanwhile we are also finishing up our work in 2018. Again, a big thank you to those who have contributed prayers and finances during the year. Thank you for supporting our efforts to create a Center for Missiological Reflection that strengthens faithful witness by Brazilians in a global setting.
If you would like to consider a gift before the end of the year, we need an additional $8000 to finish well. Any amount you want to offer will be gratefully accepted at give.martureo.com.br or by sending a check to
PO Box 480
Wheaton, IL 60187