The picture on the front page is more than 1 million evangelical Christians who participated in the annual “March for Jesus” in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The number of people participating is extremely high – at least 1 million, possibly more.


Each year, hundreds of Protestant churches and non-denominational groups take part in the march and hear messages from pastors and preachers.
For about 12 hours hundreds of floats from different parts of the country and participants of the march trekked across 2.5 miles with music blaring and hands lifted to the sky as part of an effort to reveal how the Church is not confined within the walls of buildings but alive and open to society.

The effort also aims to unite churches in the expression of faith, love, gratitude and exaltation of the name of Jesus Christ.
“The march is a peaceful act and a conscious and exciting movement of God in our day,” they say.

Brazil’s evangelical population is exploding, jumping from 6.6 percent to 22.2 percent of the overall Brazilian population, according to the 2010 census. This means that evangelical Christianity is the fastest growing religious segment in Brazil.

The census results from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics published June 29 shows that the evangelical population of Brazil increased by 16 million people over the 10 year period from 2000 to 2010, to
42.3 million.