The Rise of Biblical Counseling in Brazil

  • Post published:September 17, 2021

Historic events, as they progressively occur among all people group, tribes, nations, and tongues, do not happen by accident or chance as some may argue. The exclusivity of divine providential sovereignty over history must be acknowledged. The story of the rise of biblical counseling as a movement in Brazil is an example of God’s providential dealings among Brazilians. . .

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God’s Word is Life to the Soul

  • Post published:July 23, 2021

From the early years of his ministry, biblical counseling became the driving vigor for Roberto’s ministry to God’s people. He is convinced that the words the Holy Spirit spoke through Apostle Paul to Timothy are trustworthy and worthy of acceptance for the world today, namely that “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17 ESV). . . .

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God’s Word Transforms!

  • Post published:May 28, 2021

Dennis Pires and his wife of 15 years, Ivette, serve as one of the Overseas Instruction in Counseling (OIC) Coordinators in Brazil. At the early age of 19, Dennis sensed the Lord calling him to Christian ministry. While Dennis did not know how or where the Lord intended to use him, he was convinced of this call.

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The Love of the Lord Brings Light and Life

  • Post published:May 7, 2021

Both Tom and Patty have had a heart to serve in Uganda since the Lord called them to a life in the ministry of biblical soul care. Being local Southern Californians, Their passion for ministry at home matches one of their hearts’ greatest desires, to see the ministry of the Word taught to local pastors in Uganda so their churches are strengthened and more lives are brought to Christ.

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Compassion and Care for All

  • Post published:April 20, 2021

Dan and Mam Rutledge faithfully serve the Lord in Thailand at Heart Redeemed Ministry, a ministry oriented towards training church leaders in biblical counseling. Although Dan and Mam come from very different backgrounds, God brought them together to serve in Mam’s home country, Thailand. . .

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Soul Care in Context

  • Post published:March 22, 2021

s. In Adrian’s early pastoral career, he was told that he should be a psychologist instead of a pastor because of his interest in relational ministry. But, by that point, he had already come to recognize the most powerful tools available for transforming lives, “All major transformations have come from the Word of God and being accountable to the local church.”

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A Call to Pastor Missionaries!

  • Post published:March 5, 2021

The desire and passion to pastor missionaries defines Jenuan Lira’s purpose in ministry. He is one of the newly elected national coordinators of Overseas Instruction in Counseling (OIC) in Brazil. Having been born into a missions-loving family, Jenuan’s love for missionaries was influenced and nurtured from his youthful age.

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The Solution to the Brazilian Dilemna

  • Post published:February 5, 2021

A decade ago, upon his return home after theological training, Tiago quickly identified two major dilemmas that were present in his home state in Brazil. First, his home state was the least evangelized in the country. Second, there was no biblical counseling training center or any local church that modeled biblical counseling in their ministry.

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Grace and Truth for the Suffering

  • Post published:January 8, 2021

While working with a youth organization in Belgium, Anne Dryburgh began to see the great need for certified biblical counselors to minister to and train the local women. She also met many abused women in marriages where children were present and/or fellow victims, which led her to pursue work in the areas of substance addictions, abuse, and depression. . .

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