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A land locked nation in West Africa with over 20 million inhabitants, Burkina Faso is one of the world poorest countries. Around 50% of its population live on less than 2.00 a day. Access to sanitation, electricity and education is very limited and severe cycles of drought and flooding cause high rates of food insecurity. In January 2019, we will visit Burkina Faso to share the Good News of Salvation with the precious people of that nation.
Ethiopia is a country in East Africa with a population of over 90 million people. The nation is home to very ancient civilizations and has one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world. Despite the gigantic social and economic challenges Ethiopia has faced in its recent past, the nation is experiencing a spiritual harvest season unparalleled in its history.
Caetite is located in the Brazilian state of Bahia and home to almost 60,000 people. The region was originally inhabited by native Brazilians until Portuguese settlers arrived in the 17th century. The economy of the city is based on agriculture and mining. Caetite is the 3rd largest producer of Iron ore in Brazil.
Itaberaba has over 65,000 inhabitants and is located in the Brazilian state of Bahia. It sits on Highway 242, which connects many influential cities to Brasilia, the nation’s capital. The city name means ‘shining stone’ from the language spoken by the native Brazilians that lived in the region before the Portuguese colonizers arrived. Its economy is strongly based on industry and commerce. Itaberaba is one of the most important cities in the state of Bahia.
Gospel Festival in Northeast Brazil (city to be determined)
Crateus is located in a vast semi-arid region in the Brazilian state of Ceara. Its economy is based on agriculture, but the region suffers frequent and severe droughts. The city is home to more than 85,000 people.
Gospel Festival in cities to be determined. Possible cities: Sao Bento, Acopiara, Eusebio.
Garanhuns is located in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and counts with a population of 130,000 people. The city is well known for its pleasant weather during summer and low temperatures during winter (45F is very low for NE Brazil). The unusually low temperature attracts tourists from all over Brazil and fuels the local economy. Commerce and agriculture also play an important role in the city general economy.
Located in the semi-arid region of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, Sertania e home to 35,000 people and never had a city-wide Gospel Festival before.
Santa Ines is located in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its population exceeds 80,000 people.