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Established in 2004

Project 153 was established in 2004 to assist in giving our church plants focus. 

Brazilian Injustice

Brazil is a country of strong contrasts.  In fact, among many circles Brazil is known as a country where the very rich live side by side with the very poor.  In the large cities this is clearly evidenced by the massive favelas that are still growing rapidly to this day. However there is an even larger injustice than the economic injustices.  We call it Spiritual Injustice.  

How You Can Help

The cost to transform each of the cites is $35,000 which includes:

  • Sending a pastor to work in the city for 6 months estabilishing a core of believers
  • Holding an evangelistic crusade for the whole city (all of our crusades today are able to mobilize between 25-85% of the population of the city)
  • Renting a church building for 12 months
  • Supporting a pastor for 12 months. 
  • Providing oversight to the pastor for 12 months

Project 153

Project 153 has focuses on both the economic and spiritual injustices present in Brazil.

While there are huge revivals in some large cities in Brazil, that are over 600 official municipalities with under 3% christian populations according to the last government census data available.  Many believe that this number is overestimated.  These cities often have no church at all.  There are over 6.3 million Brazilians living in cities with virtually no way for them to be a part of a church even if they wanted to be.  Faced with this huge task of planting or at least coordinating church  planting in each of these cities we decided to prioritize the task by focusing on the largest of these cities first.  We selected only the cities with over 10,000 in population and the result was 153 cities 26 of which have already been reached.

 

 

 

Interesting Facts

Brazilian Favelas

30% of LTTN church members live in Favelas
23% of the population of Rio live in favelas, that is 1.6 million people!
1000 – The number of favelas in Rio
18 – The number of favelas with active government and police protection.
37% of Rio favelas are controlled by drug trafficking gangs
45% of Rio favelas are controlled by private militias that collect forced protection fees from local businesses and the general population.
3 x’s more people are killed by police action in Brazil than in the USA.
37 murders per 100,000 people as compared to 15 murders per 100,000 in Chicago.

Dream Center

In 2017 LTTN will be planing a Dream Center in a Rio de Janeiro Favela. Since the Dream center will be housed in a low income area we believe that it will be necessary to raise the support ot fully purchase land and build our center. We have located a 5 acre site with several buildings that would be ideal. We are currently raising $300,000 to purchase and build this site.

LTTN already provides Food and Clothing distribution, Psychological Counselling, Job Training on a weekly basis, however we will be expanding our efforts with this new Dream Center. The Dream Center will house a Job Bank, Job Training, Resume Writing, A Dental Clinic, Psychological Counselling, Food and Clothing Distribution.

If you would like to give a tax deductible contribution towards our Dream Center please click below.




Church Planting

A recent study asked members of over 500 churches around the world about when they came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  The results of the survey overwhelmingly support the notion that most salvations occur in churches that are less than one year old.  In other words, church planting is the best form of evangelism out there.  New church plants not only win the lost but disciple them also.

LTTN has partnered with SURGE churches to plant over 350 churches in Brazil since 2000.  Over 92% of these churches are still alive and thriving and winning the lost and discipling believers every week.

 

Consider donating to our church planting initiative.




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Crusades

We have identified the need to reach out to the neglected and unreached portions of Brazil.  Brazil is a nation of drastic contrasts, the rich live side by side with the poor and the same is true in the spiritual context.  While the capital cities seem to be in revival the interior is extremely neglected with less than 3% Christian in many areas.  There are thousands of villages and cites with populations of 2,000 to 30,000 with no churches or combined church attendance of less that 100.  We are devoting much of our resources to reaching these cities.  Our crusades range in 5,000 to 15,000 in attendance and are held in smaller cities in the interior of Brazil.  We work in partnerships to plant churches in each of the cities we hold crusades and assist in coordinating the followup.  We have seen huge changes in small cities across Brazil.

For a relatively small amount of $35,000 you can meet the following needs

  1. Support a native pastor for 6 months building a advance team in the target city
  2. Hold a 3 day crusade with between 25% and 85% of the city present
  3. Rent a church building for 12 months
  4. Suport a native pastor for 12 months following the crusade

Consider donating toward this cause.




Dream Center

In 2017 LTTN will be planing a Dream Center in a Rio de Janeiro Favela.  Since the Dream center will be housed in a low income area we believe that it will be necessary to raise the support ot fully purchase land and build our center. We have located a 5 acre site with several buildings that would be ideal. We are currently raising $300,000 to purchase and build this site.

LTTN already provides Food and Clothing distribution, Psychological Counselling, Job Training on a weekly basis, however we will be expanding our efforts with this new Dream Center.  The Dream Center will house a Job Bank, Job Training, Resume Writing, A Dental Clinic, Psychological Counselling, Food and Clothing Distribution.

Interesting Facts

23% of the population of Rio live in favelas, that is 1.6 million people!
1000 – The number of favelas in Rio
18 – The number of favelas with active government and police protection.
37% of Rio favelas are controlled by drug trafficking gangs
45% of Rio favelas are controlled by private militias that collect forced protection fees from local businesses and the general population.
3 x’s more people are killed by police action in Brazil than in the USA.
37 murders per 100,000 people as compared to 15 murders per 100,000 in Chicago.

Please consider donating to our Dream Center