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The Portuguese are a generous and welcoming people, who are proud of their beaches, sunshine, food, and festivals. They have rich cultural and religious traditions, yet many struggle to see how God is relevant to their lives. We are sharing the love and truth of Jesus with our neighbors and communities, pointing them towards a deeper personal relationship with God.View Opportunities
Portugal was described by one of its epic poets as a “garden planted by the ocean”, and indeed, this small country has an incredible diversity of nature from its beautiful coastline to lush green vineyards, olive groves, and farmland. The Portuguese are helpful and sincere, placing a high value on family and community. Because relationships are so significant, they are key to gaining trust and creating an open door to the Gospel.
Most Portuguese have a reverence for God and the Roman Catholic Church but see God as a distant or irrelevant being rather than a loving, caring father. They try to reach God through religious rituals and good works, rather than through grace and personal relationship. Various forms of superstition, mysticism and new-age beliefs are also prevalent. Less than one percent of the Portuguese people trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation.
TEAM Portugal shares the love and truth of Jesus and supports and equips disciples, in partnership with the local and global church.
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