"Faith for Today" was inspired by the well known "Banner of Truth" magazine published by Banner of Truth Trust in Edinburgh, Scotland. "Faith for Today" is an important tool that brings articles related to doctrine, hermeneutics, preaching, church history, devotional life, biographies and more to pastors and leaders in the Portuguese-speaking world.
In a day where it is common to see churches abandoning the simple preaching of Scripture only to replace it with entertainment and self-fulfillment, our goal is to reach Portuguese-speaking pastors and leaders with sound Biblical content in a format that can be both easily distributed and read. It is our hope that by sowing this seed throughout these nations, the Lord will cause some to fall on fertile soil and bear fruit. Our plan, by God's grace is to follow up with books and conferences, and, when possible, the Adopt a Pastor project.
This quarterly magazine is mailed free of charge to over 22,000 pastors, seminary students, and church leaders throughout Brazil, Portugal, and Mozambique. To both publish and distribute each edition, FIEL spends approximately US$12,000, the cost of which is funded by the faithful gifts of churches and individuals.
The hundreds of letters from recipients of these editions are evidence that the magazine has become a reference source to many evangelical leaders. It has provided a solid basis for training and teaching in their churches as the following excerpts testify:
• “I have just read the last edition of Faith for Today from cover to cover. As a preacher of the gospel and, consequently, a student of the Holy Bible, I was greatly edified by what I read. I am certain that every preacher needs literature that exhorts, teaches, and instructs.”
—H. P – Frutuoso Gomes – RN
• “…I find such great joy in its articles that I read them as soon as the magazine comes into my hands. The magazine is a herald of truth. Its articles are based on fundamental truths and have an intense depth which is able to wash us from errors that are permeating the evangelical movement of today. What pleases me most is that the articles are full of biblical references which display the knowledge the authors have of the Holy Scriptures.
—Gilsomar – AM
• “I thank you for carefully selecting the articles for Faith for Today and for the relevance of the subjects, which embrace essential points regarding the development of the Christian faith and church edification…”
—Judson Silva – Seminary Student – Ilheus – BA
• “…I have been receiving this wonderful magazine for a number of years and would like to thank you for your care and love. I have been meditating on the articles and using some of them as a basis for my sermons at church. I praise God for your ministry and have been praying for the perseverance of your staff.”
—Pr. Tercio Villela – Santa Isabel - SP
God is undoubtedly using this ministry to revive and strengthen His servants. This rewarding fruit constrains us to press on providing God's church with Biblical truth for the glory of His name. If you feel led to link arms with us in this ministry (through prayer or financially), please email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.