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To Brazil & Beyond

Jerry and Lynda

We're glad you've come to check us out!  We are Jerry and Lynda Neuman, missionaries with ABWE International since 1980. We've lived and served in Brazil's Northeast since 1984 and in the metropolis of Fortaleza since 2002.  With a metropoliton population approaching four million and a rich evangelical heritage of nearly a century, Fortaleza is a logical place to carry out the calling God has placed on our lives. 


Since the 1930's, three sister evangelical missions have been establishing Bible-believing, fundamental churches in Fortaleza's metropolitan area. The majority of these churches are starting others, producing a network of fundamental churches in the greater Fortaleza region.

[Learn something of this great metropolis by viewing our Fortaleza photo album .

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For 70 years (as of 2019),  the Seminário e Instituto Bíblico Maranata - SIBIMA  (Maranatha Bible Institute and Seminary), has been training believers to understand and interpret clearly the Word of God and then use it to build up churches in and around Fortaleza and the state of Ceará.  What a great school for us to partner with in carrying out the mission God has given us -- to equip ministers of the Word of God to be servants of the Lord in Brazilian and cross-cultural contexts.

Christ's great commission of Matthew 28:19-20 has been central to our ministry since the beginning.   "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."

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Since 1989, we have been specifically carrying out the fourth stage of Christ's great commission, "teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" , first at the Seminário e Instituto Bíblico Bereiana - SIBB in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte and then at SIBIMA in Fortaleza, Ceará since 2002.   

Additionally, we have been privileged to facilitate the completion of the cycle by helping Brazilians to "Go into all the world..." as we were involved in the beginning of the Brazilian entity Ministérios Multiculturais Maranata - MMM (Maranatha Multicultural Ministries), where Jerry served as Administrative Director from it's inception in October 2006 until March 2019.


Our prayer is that you will find here on our site a way that you can join hands in ministry with us. You may do that by browsing the site, praying for us, writing us, and/or giving to facilitate the Great Commission coming full-circle through training Brazilians and sending them out to reach Brazil or cross her borders with the message of Christ's love and His offer of forgiveness and eternal life.

If you believe God would have you join our team, you can 

  • drop us a note when you sign our Guestbook by clicking here.
  • send us a personal e-mail at jlneuman@abwe.cc 
  • click here  and search for Jerold Neuman to donate to our ABWE account.

If you would like to learn more about ABWE International and what she is doing around the world to further Christ's great commission, click here to go to ABWE's official website.