Our privilege of growing up in strong Christian homes that often hosted visiting missionaries and pastors nurtured our lives toward service. A short-term mission experience led to our church's commissioning us for full-time ministry in Brazil. Primarily, we worked in the education of missionary children (MKs) and church planting, but God used our own interests in a variety of outreach and edification ministries.
We were blessed to see the maturing of national pastors and leaders and their eagerness to advance the proclamation of the gospel and the building up of the church. But we still see plenty of opportunity for missionaries who are willing to partner with the nationals, coming alongside them with giftedness, ideas, and resources to help reach the sixth-most populous nation.
(The Dennises have been emeritus BMM missionaries since 2022.)