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Over the last few decades, the “center of gravity” of the Christian world has shifted south. Along with Africa and parts of Asia, Latin America is now perceived as a strongly Christian continent and a cradle of missionaries for the unreached parts of the world. At the same time, the Latin American Church recognizes a desperate need for qualified men and women to lead this vast missionary continent. Latin American leaders are crying, “Give us advanced training in leadership and evangelization, and we will take the baton and continue reaching our world with the Gospel.”
Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America and one of the emerging nations in the world scene. The majority of its population profess Christianity, mostly Roman Catholic. Over the last few decades, Evangelical Christianity has experienced significant numeric increase and is becoming a growing influence in various aspects of the country’s life. Brazil is currently one of the largest missionary forces in the world, sending men and women to serve the least reached nations. The rapid growth and increasing influence of Christianity has created a serious need for qualified Christian leaders both in the Church and in society.
The ministry of ILI in Latin America is conducted through two international teams, the Latin America team and the Portuguese Speaking World team.
• ILI in Latin America is led by Norival Trindade, who is currently based in Carrollton, GA at the ILI headquarters. Teams
are established and conduct conferences for Christian leaders in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua,
Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
• Pio Carvalho, senior pastor of Abba Christian Fellowship in Curitiba, is ILI’s leader for Brazil and the Portuguese-
speaking world, which includes two Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. In Brazil three separate alumni teams are
leading ILI History Makers conferences in different regions of the country. Leaders have been trained and teams
established in the African countries of Angola and Mozambique.