The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Brazil occupies half of South America's land surface and has over half of
its population. The nation's vast interior is covered by the thick Amazon
rain forest, but almost the entire population lives along the Atlantic
coast. In recent years Brazil has become a global
economic power and is a
leading industrial nation.
Unlike the rest of Latin America, which speaks
Spanish, Brazil is Portuguese speaking due to its colonization by Portugal.
Brazil became independent in 1822 as a kingdom and became a federal republic
in 1889. Today the country has a stable multi-party democracy.
Brazil has total
religious freedom, but the government still favors Catholicism slightly.
Over the last few years tensions have mounted between the Catholic majority
and the rapidly growing evangelical minority.
|For further information and specific prayer points for Brazil,
look up the book
"Operation World" by Patrick Johnstone.
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