Jorge William de Castro Abdala’s newly released “Brazilians in a Promised Land” is an analytical discussion of how to cultivate a strong Brazilian Presbyterian ministry

Jorge William de Castro Abdala’s newly released “Brazilians in a Promised Land” is an analytical discussion of how to cultivate a strong Brazilian Presbyterian ministry

“Brazilians in a Promised Land: Keys to Developing a Thriving Portuguese-speaking Presbyterian Ministry” from Christian Faith Publishing author Jorge William de Castro Abdala is an informative and carefully researched exploration of the Brazilian community’s need for encouragement and access to ministry within the United States.

Brazilians in a Promised Land: Keys to Developing a Thriving Portuguese-speaking Presbyterian Ministry”: a helpful message of community and God’s grace. “Brazilians in a Promised Land: Keys to Developing a Thriving Portuguese-speaking Presbyterian Ministry” is the creation of published author Jorge William de Castro Abdala, a moderator for the national Portuguese Language Presbyterian Council (PLPC). He also serves as pastor of the Brazilian Presbyterian Church San Mateo and Latinos Unidos en Cristo, California. Abdala holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. From 2002 to 2004, he served as the Latin American coordinator for the Knox Fellowship in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. Currently, he is a member of Global Fellowship Network and has traveled and ministered in over fifteen countries across North and South America and throughout Eastern and Western Europe. In May 2021, he was recognized as a distinguished alumni at the San Francisco Theological Seminary of University of Redlands. He and his wife, Andrea, live in San Francisco Bay Area, California, and he is the loving father of two young adults, Joshua and David.

Abdala shares, “There are an estimated of 1.3 million Brazilian immigrants living in the United States (approximately 460,000 Brazilian Americans as of mid-2019). The Brazilian population in the United States is relatively small, and the lack of knowledge of Brazilian immigrants and the tendency to stereotype based on the perception and assumption has had a negative impact on many Brazilian ministries.

“There are only thirteen Brazilian ministries within the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the total number of Brazilians’ membership within the PC(USA) is approximately seven hundred people. Some of these ministries have existed for over twenty years, but very little information has been given about their existence and experiences.

“Brazilian ministries that thrive most in the PC(USA)’s body cherish their own identity, understand what those essential factors and keys are, and embrace the challenges and opportunities in a cross-cultural experience. Every thriving Brazilian ministry is made of people who reflect the image of God in the migration context and plays a unique model to love outcast Brazilians living in this promised land.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jorge William de Castro Abdala’s new book is a scholarly exploration of community needs and limitations that hold back the development of effective ministry for Portuguese-speaking immigrants.

Abdala draws from his own experiences and study to present a helpful and nurturing message for spiritual leaders and congregants alike.

Consumers can purchase “Brazilians in a Promised Land: Keys to Developing a Thriving Portuguese-speaking Presbyterian Ministry” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Brazilians in a Promised Land: Keys to Developing a Thriving Portuguese-speaking Presbyterian Ministry,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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