One of our partners–Northwoods Church in Illinois–recently helped support our newest strategic church plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Strategic churches help us reach a larger metroplex and also establish a hub to train and send new plants in surrounding rural areas.

The new church had its first service a few weeks ago and the launch was a huge success! Under the leadership of our regional director in Brazil, Philip Murdoch, and his church, there were over 1,400 people in attendance! We documented the launch event and wanted to share it with you…

People from several districts in Brazil traveled to come to the launch of the iLan Church Campo Grande campus. And now, thanks to friends like you, many of these people will have a church to call home…and some will be attending church for the first time. Enjoy the video above and thank you for helping take the Gospel to the people of Brazil!