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Forward by Paulo Ventura – Doctor in divinity - President of Full Gospel Church
A Blessed Beginning! I am honoured and happy for the opportunity to write the introductory note to this promising book, because I see a friend and servant of God, who is dedicated to his ministry and to the cause of God’s kingdom, now launching himself as a writer. Whoever knows Pastor Adauto Rezende, knows that I have strong reasons to make such a statement.
From the first time I met him I saw his real interest in the things of God, also his reputation for having a sacrificial attitude and his friendship. In 1998 in the city of Toronto, where I first met him, the believers respected him as a man of God and admired him for his faithful and true testimony.
My greatest joy is to witness the beginning of his writing career. I am surprised because his first intellectual work demonstrates, without the shadow of a doubt, his gift as a writer. This is good. Better yet, it is very good!
With his clear vision of what to say and perfect coordination of his thought processes, he places himself, with this first literary work, among Brazil’s main religious authors. I have the authority to affirm this because I have profound knowledge in this area.
We live in an evangelical society where our critics attack us in this very area of our knowledge, judging and condemning us, and falsely accusing us of not being thinkers. Some critics, sour and ill-mannered, even call us narrow-minded in our opinions, as if we don’t know how to think outside of the box.
Pastor Adauto, thanks to God, joins the select group of men and women of God, who besides having been fluent in the pulpit on behalf of the Lord Jesus, now shows with the written word, that they can also glorify the name of our God as writers.
I cannot but congratulate your extraordinary boldness in revealing your personal testimony that only true possessors of rare courage would care to do.
I am proud to be able to contribute, even humbly, to the birth of this publication and its accomplishment, and I give you a hearty welcome to the literary world.
In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek was elected president of Brazil and decided to build a new capital for the country. Brasília was built in 41 months, from 1956 to April 21, 1960, when it was officially inaugurated. As the nation’s leadership was undergoing a very unstable transition, the Men’s National Football Team was enjoying great success. Having been victorious at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the Brazilian squad traveled to Chile in 1962 World Cup final. Surprise finalist Czechoslovakia was beaten by the Brazilian team and Brazil claimed its second world championship. In the midst of political instability, economic turmoil, and euphoric and illusory soccer pride, a large part of society was living in extreme poverty and great fear for the country's future.
During this time a Brazilian couple born in the countryside got married in a small village. Illiterates, both were descendants of European immigrants (Portuguese and German). They worked for farmers in the region and after Adauto, the third child was born, the family decided to leave the quasi-slavery situation, in an adventure that would take them to different states of the nation, seeking a better future for their children. Adauto was two years old when his parents arrived in Muriae, a town of approximately forty thousand people, where they lived for six months, and for the next seven years, they traveled thousands of miles to one city after another.
The young Brazilian will share much more of his journey from his teenage years into his adulthood of the many challenges, hurts, broken relationships and adventures. Through his writings, the reader will see how he got the answer for many questions of his life that took him from the road of poverty to victory. Undoubtedly, this book will help millions who are emotionally broken, walking in the road of a shortage of bread, love, acceptance, forgiveness and purpose to a new direction of hope, light, inner peace, self-esteem, and joy.