Rio de Janeiro is widely known for hosting the largest carnival in the world with as many as two million people partying in the streets each day. But there is a new movement that is taking the real Jesus to the streets of this sprawling city. Four years ago, Pastor Joshua Adams and his wife, Hannah, planted Igreja United, a new community of believers. Today, they are bringing the compassion of Christ to thousands of young people and their families.
Here’s the challenge they’re up against: Rio de Janeiro is a metropolis of 11 million people! That’s eleven times the size of Tulsa. There is no way this church can truly reach the entire city in one solitary location. So they have opened five different campuses throughout the city and have plans to launch three more in 2019.
This is where Church on the Move is going to show up to help. We are going to fund one of these new campus locations from start to completion in 2019. Think about that. Our gift of $90,000 will provide a facility for them to proclaim Jesus to thousands more unreached people.
Most of us will never set foot in Rio de Janeiro, but our giving takes us there and empowers another part of the beautiful body of Christ.