In southern Brazil, heavy rains are causing landslides, with one landslide leading to at least two deaths and leaving many more missing. Please pray for safety for people in the affected areas.
First foster family found!
Boy aged five becomes first child to benefit from pioneering fostering service in Brazil
Brazil: political situation
Please continue to pray for Brazil, where many are concerned about the political situation following recent elections. Supporters of current president, Jair Bolsonaro, continue to protest against the result of the election which he lost to Lula da Silva. His party has brought legal challenges demanding the annulment of some votes cast in the second […]
Brazil: election aftermath
Lula da Silva has won Brazil’s presidential election. Defeated current President Jair Bolsonaro has not yet directly conceded although he has said a transition of power will begin. Protests by his supporters have blocked roads, although he has now called for those blockades to be lifted. Please pray for a peaceful transition. CMS currently supports […]
Brazil: another vote
Please pray for the second-round run-off vote in the Brazilian presidential election this Sunday, 30 October. The two candidates – current president, Jair Bolsonaro and former president, Lula da Silva – offer very different visions of the future for Brazil. Please pray for the vote, for wisdom for the electorate and for peace as the […]
Please pray for the forthcoming elections in Brazil on 2 October. Pray for peace in the run up to the elections and for a clear result accepted by all. May God give wisdom to the electorate and may the right Presidential candidate be elected.
Brazil: presidential campaigns
Presidential campaigns are now in full swing in Brazil in the run-up to the October elections. With heightened tensions and concerns about the democratic process, please pray for peace and calm in the campaign and for just results to the elections.
Please keep praying for families and communities affected by widespread flooding in Brazil. Evaldo Rodrigues, who has been helping provide relief in Olinda and Recife writes: “Floods caused more than 130 deaths, approximately 80,000 needed to leave their houses and go to shelters and over 10,000 lost their houses because of the floods in the […]
Brazil: tragedy after police operation
A police operation targeting gang members in a favela in Rio has left 19 people dead, including one police officer and a bystander. Pray for the families of those who have lost loved ones.
As deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon have hit a new six-year high, please pray for work to minimise its destruction and for creative ways to protect this huge rainforest, which is key to the absorption of greenhouse gases for the good of all the world.
Brazil: fostering progress
Evaldo Rodrigues writes that after more than three years of meetings, conversations, presentations and prayers, training has finally begun for potential foster families in Recife. Pray for the team running the training, and the two families doing the training and hoping to receive children in a few months’ time.
Brazil: flooding and landslides
Please continue to pray for the Recife and Olinda areas of northeastern Brazil which have been hit by widespread flooding and landslides. Over 100 people have been killed and more than 6,000 have had to leave their homes and stay in shelters. Please pray for all those affected and those responding with help including the […]