Location: Portugal, Eurasia
Ministry Focus: According to recent statistics, Europe is the least evangelized continent in the world. With its 750 million people and with less than 4% attending church, Europe today stands as the greatest challenge to modern day missions. Jorge and Jacinta have recently been approved as PAOC global worker candidates to Portugal. They plan to use affordable media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube and local cable television to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into every home in a nation that is in spiritual decline.
They will come alongside local pastors and national leaders to multiply their efforts to reach the nation with the good news of the gospel, using media as an agent of hope and transformation not only for Portugal, but also to other Portuguese-speaking countries.
Since 2019, Jorge and Jacinta have also been active senior pastors of one of the oldest evangelical churches in Portugal. Built in 1893, this iconic church is located in the Azores Islands, a group of 9 Islands just off the cost of Portugal. The Azores have a total population of 270 thousand people and only about 0.2% are born again Christians.
Ministry History: Jorge and Jacinta have been in full-time ministry for over 32 years. They were senior pastors in churches in Manitoba and Western Ontario, and they also served as PAOC global workers in Brazil and global voluntaries to India, were they planted a church that grew to over two thousand people, developed a ministry training center, and started several orphanages and rescue homes for victims of sex trafficking.
- Please pray for supernatural favor as we approach individuals and churches that would want to partner with us for Portugal.
- Please pray for the leaders and churches in Portugal, that God will give them a strategy to reach the nation with the good news.
- Please pray for all the new families that are joining the church in the Azores.