Sweeps South America
PRESIDENTIAL RECEPTION: On September 5, Odacyr Amorim, a Seventh-day Adventist who is also the mayor of the city of Petrolina, in the state of Pernambuco, presented Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with a copy of the Portuguese-language edition of the special “Hope” magazine. Da Silva was one of three national leaders to get the magazine personally.eventh-day Adventists in South America united September 6 to deliver what may be a world record for a one-day evangelistic outreach, distributing close to 50 million magazines and tracts bearing a message of living with hope throughout the continent.
COMMUTER OUTREACH: A massive banner in Brasília, Brazil, shares a message of hope with millions of commuters.Buses throughout the continent were decorated with special “Live with Hope” decals on their rear windows, providing tens of thousands of viewing opportunities for pedestrians and other commuters. Ten thousand billboards were erected, along with bus-side advertisements. Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist Church staff members throughout South America wrapped their cars with special decals, creating rolling billboards.
HIGH UP: In the rarefied air of Machu Picchu, a young man passes out “Hope” magazines to tourists and hikers.Throughout South America, companies of Adventists fanned out into the streets and neighborhoods, delivering the publications and the word that God loves every person and cares for everyone. From slums to suburbs, the message was carried.