Brasilia Receives Endowment Fund Grant
Bridges International Church, Brasilia, Brazil, received the 2022 Endowment Fund Type 1 grant at the International Baptist Convention’s Annual Convention Meeting, 24-26 October, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The grant will be used to complete construction of a holistic social ministry center integrated into the church’s current facilities. Bridges is located in an affluent section of the capital city. While the congregation is made up largely of the educated and employed, the fringe of the community are not. This “compassion ministry” space will allow Bridges to minister to the largely “invisible” and “the least of” in Brasilia.
The new ministry space will provide temporary housing for refugees, homeless, victims of domestic violence, and others in need of basic necessities. The space will include three private rooms, bathrooms with showers, kitchen and laundry facilities, a communal living space, and a classroom. It will be a place to share a meal, sleep securely, wash, and be given clothing. But just as importantly, it will be a place to hear and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.