Fortaleza

“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” — Matthew 18:20 (NLT)

Fortaleza, Brazil - Brazil


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MISSION

Iris Fortaleza exists to know God, glorify Him, see the lost saved, and the saved walk in radical obedience to God until the Great Commission is fulfilled.

About Fortaleza

Fortaleza is located in Northeast Brazil. Its beaches are known as a vacation hot spot.

Unfortunately it is more widely known as a center for prostitution and sex trafficking in South America, recently declared the “3rd best location for sex tourism” in the world on a famous predator site. Of course, this is tied into the fact that 1 in 3 people live in one of the 550 favelas (slums) within the city, and the children there grow up (for the most part) fatherless.

Testimony from the Red Light District

This week we went into the night club were we usually evangelize. We were with a team of 5 volunteers. For some of them, it was the first time in this type of evangelism. Soon, one of the volunteers called me (Isabela) over to talk with 4 girls. So there were 9 of us on the night club sofas praying. Whil...

Burnout

Burnout. When used in reference to missionaries, I'm guessing that means we ran out of fire. Which means we do not have enough passion to keep the fire burning in our hearts. Which means somehow we got a little too far away from the all-consuming Fire, Jesus. Yikes, I do NOT want that to be me! Yet, som...

Our Second Worship Service in the Nightclub

On the evening of July 4th, we saw our second late night worship session at the Zippi bar, a strip club at the heart of Fortaleza’s red light district. At midnight, around seventy young people descended into the beach front streets in preparation. The rain began to fall as we raised our voices in prayer...

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Joyful Mother's Day

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First Iris Fortaleza Missions School