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​Brazil: Thousands of Pathfinders Distribute Books

BY TERCIO MARQUES, South American Division publishing director

The city of Barretos in São Paulo, Brazil, has an international reputation as the “city of cowboys.” Once a year, thousands of cowboys participate in the largest rodeo events in Brazil.

Central Brazil Union publishing leaders assisted the division in coordinating the distribution of books. [Photos: GC Publishing Department newsletter]But something different took place in early 2014. From January 8-12, the city became host of the IV South American Pathfinder Camporee. About 35,000 Pathfinders traveled to Barretos from many South American Division (SAD) countries.

One activity, among others, stood out: the distribution of 40,000 books written by Alejandro Bullón, A Única Esperança (The Only Hope), on January 9. Thousands of Pathfinders flooded the streets of the city to place a book in every home.

“Scattering books is part of our mission,” said Udolcy Zukowski, SAD Pathfinder director. “Our teenagers have to understand the importance of this. As they turn into adults they will continue doing it.”

Many people received the message of hope that day, and the event was well received.

Residents were fascinated by the gift they received. The SAD wants to form generations of Pathfinders who can go to the streets and carry out missionary activities.

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