Since 1988, Chuck Swindoll’s life-changing messages have been heard in Portuguese—first in Brazil and also at times in other Portuguese-speaking countries such as Portugal, Mozambique, and Angola. In 2006, Insight for Living Ministries established a regional ministry office in the region of Greater São Paulo, Brazil, the largest country in South America and home to the renowned Amazon Rain Forest.
From the state of Sao Paulo, Pastor Fernando Bochio delivers Chuck’s messages on Ministério Razão Para Viver, the Portuguese-language version of Insight for Living. Fernando fulfills his ministry mandate of communicating the truths of God’s Word and bringing practical Bible teaching to Portuguese-speaking people by culturally translating and broadcasting Chuck’s daily messages; offering pastoral care to listeners; and teaching, training, and mentoring university students and pastors. Through the ministry’s Web site, Fernando and his team offer audio messages of the broadcast as well as Chuck’s books, which have been translated into the Portuguese language.