"The new church building will provide space for Sunday school classes which are always crowded. One congregation in Sao Paulo has absolutely no classrooms and another has only one classroom. In this foto, children meet in a bedroom for their class. There are 11 congregations of Brazilian churches." A member of the Sao Paulo team teaches Bible class in a bedroom on a Sunday morning. The Sao Paulo team began forming in 1958 at Abilene Christian University. In June 1961, when the team left, there were 26 adults and 18 children on the team. By 1962 this number increased to a total of 50 American missionaries from Churches of Christ working as a mission team in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This was the largest team of missionaries ever sent out by Churches of Christ.
Jimmie Lovell Papers, Center for Restoration Studies, Milliken Special Collections, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License.
children, buildings, churches, housing, family, Religious Communities, Religious Practice, women, boys, girls, Teachers