In chapter 4 of Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World, I discuss a variety of strategies and approaches to mission used by Brazilians. It seems evident that Brazilians are most committed to evangelism (proclaiming the Gospel) in their ministries. On pp. 166-67, I write:
While most Brazilians surveyed indicated that evangelism was a key part of their ministries, it should be noted that this ministry has occurred largely on a personal or small group level. In part, this is due to the fact that public proclamation is not allowed in most parts of the Arab world. It is also the case because Brazilians seem naturally disposed to personal evangelism because of the relational nature of their culture. After recounting how an Arab friend had come to faith in Christ, one worker shared, “Most of my evangelism has been through building personal relationships.” Another added, “I love to build relationships and see people respond to God’s love.”
Building from this relational foundation, I also show in the chapter that Brazilians approach evangelism through hospitality, by connecting with friends who have been listening to Gospel programming via satellite TV or the internet, and through distributing Scripture.