Manuel and Lidia Lima

Serving in Brazil on Global Deployment | South America

Rev. Manuel and Rev. Lydia Lima served in the District of Amazonia Brazil for almost ten years where his assignment was to supervise the opening of new districts in that area. Before this mission, they served as pastors in the state of São Paulo for 24 years. Both Manuel and Lídia grew up in pastoral homes.

They have five children: Rachel is married and has two daughters; Lucas, who is also married and has a daughter. Their young children Peter, Matthew and Caio live with their parents and are always supporting the Lord's ministry.

In 2015, Manuel was appointed national director of the subregion Brazil, and had to move to São Paulo again to better dynamics of work.

Manuel was ordained in 1986 and Lydia was ordained in 2004. They were commissioned as global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in 2009.

Children: Raquel (35), Lucas (32), Pedro (21), Mateus (20) and Caio (19).

Going Where the Church is Not Yet

Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.

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