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Brazil

International Ventures

Brazil

"What are Christians to do, when surrounded by poverty and homelessness?” In that moment of standing face to face with both, the question demanded an answer. I was torn up by what I saw." -Carol Anne A. MCA '14

God ordained a far better International Venture than any of us could. We met key contacts in two leading universities, and made ties with several potential partners. In each relationship, there were openings for real engagement with students, church leaders, and universities.

Serenity R., Politics, Philosophy, and Economics '14 

Brazil leads South America as the most developed country in the region. It has tremendous impact on the culture and future of the region. Brazil also experiences sharp divides between the Catholic and Protestant communities—with both grappling with how to address current societal issues. 

The hope of this project is that by bringing together sharp and ambitious young Christians from Brazil and America—both will learn from each other and return to their cities and churches with a renewed vision for how to reach a hurting world. 

The Brazil Venture enhances the King’s education by putting to test ideas about how Christians engage culture, the proper separation of church and state, and how local believers respond to the needs of their community. Students spend two weeks in Brazil hosting conferences on the intersection of faith and work, and learning from a local church on how to reach cities for Christ. 

While helping with a local soup kitchen in Brazil I saw so many people —some young, many old, running, limping to get in line for soup on a hot summer day. I handed out water—wishing I could communicate with the grateful eyes that took cups from me. 

Many Christians wrestle with the question, “What are Christians to do, when surrounded by poverty and homelessness?” In that moment of standing face to face with both, the question demanded an answer. I was torn up by what I saw. I felt a desire to help—but I didn’t know how. Let us all be driven to our knees that we might seek the counsel of the one who cared enough to send a Restorer. 

 

Carol Anne A. - Media, Culture, and the Arts ‘14

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