ICCM Brazil began in 1980. ICCM operates in many areas across the country, including Ibrite, Cuiaba, Monte Santo, and São Paolo.

Ibirite is a small city nestled in the heart of the state of Minas Gerais. The surrounding area is very poor and ICCM ministers to the community through its preschool and after-school study center. Cuiaba is the capital of the state of Mato Grosso. The Free Methodist Church has been steadily growing in this area. The two fastest growing churches have made a point of reaching out to at-risk children whose parents are involved in drugs and prostitution.

Monte Santo is located in northeast Brazil, an area of the country known for drought, poverty, and poor educational institutions. In the midst of this, the Monte Santo School (officially named the “Escola Jose Emilio Emerenciano”) shines as a beacon of hope, providing a solid academic foundation for hundreds of children who could never afford good schooling without the help of ICCM. School begins the first of March and ends the middle of December.

With a population of 20 million, São Paulo is one of the largest and most crowded cities in the world. There are hundreds of shantytowns (“favelas”) on the edge of the metropolis, many of which the Free Methodist Church are ministering to.

Additional Areas:
Pastor’s Kids, Cajzeiras FMC (state of Paraiba), Cachoeira de Itapemerim (Espirito Santo), Luziania (state of Goias), Itajai (state of Catarina)

stories from brazil

Animals: A Multiplying Gift

In 2018, $43,239.46 was given for animals which included the following: hens, roosters, rabbits, turkeys, pigs, goats, sheep, cows and water buffalo. Animals benefit children at ICCM schools and projects in several of the 33 countries where ICCM has work.

Back to School in Brazil

  Our ICCM school in Monte Santo, Brazil, has started back to school. Click the video above to watch it.

Brazil: Ninth Grade Graduation

#ICCMBrazil 🇧🇷 Ninth grade graduation was held in the (miracle) gymnasium at our ICCM school in Monte Santo, Brazil. Ninth grade is the conclusion of “Fundamental” education in Brazil. Although it is not a certainty yet, we plan for many of these ninth graders to 

Brazil News and Events

In late October the government inspectors visited our school in Monte Santo, Bahia, Brazil. One of them is holding the more than 300 pages of documents required to make the final application. The inspectors were satisfied that the documentation can now be submitted to the State government.  

Grandma Nana’s Corner

For several years I have been looking for an opportunity to visit Cantinho da Vovó Naná (Grandma Nana’s Corner – named after the woman who donated the original house and land), in Ibirité, Minas Gerais, Brazil. My opportunity came in August. This child development center 

Amazing Ministry to Children

I spent two days at Todo Mundo Feliz (Everyone’s Happy) in late August.  This top-notch child development center was started by the Mirandopolis Free Methodist Church in São Paulo, Brazil.  It was deliberately established right on the edge of a slum area where drug traffickers 

facts about brazil

Languages: Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language)

Religions: Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2%, other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

Population: 207,353,391 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 32 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 92.6%, Male: 92.2%, Female: 92.9% (2015 est.)

School life expectancy: (primary to tertiary education): Total: 15 years, Male: 15 years, Female: 16 years (2014)

Percentage below poverty level 3.7% (2016 est.)