UCG Hymnal in Portuguese
August 17, 2011
We are pleased to announce that we have completed and published the United Church of God Hymnal into Portuguese. It is a subset of the English version with 74 hymns. The hymn numbers match the numbers in the English and Spanish hymnals, making it easier for the brethren to turn to the correct hymn when it is announced from the podium in a mixed-language congregation, such as at the Feast of Tabernacles. This is the result of many years of labor from a Portuguese-speaking member in Bolivia, Wanderson Esquerdo.
It is also encouraging to report that we have published two more booklets into Portuguese, “Are We Living in the Time of the End?” and “You Can Understand Bible Prophecy.” We are also in the final stages of a few more booklets in Portuguese. For more information about the Portuguese language work visit www.revistaboanova.org.
These events are very exciting new steps forward in the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the whole world, particularly to the Portuguese-speaking world. For an interesting and informative write-up about Portuguese, its history, its worldwide distribution, its dialects and its characteristics please visit Wikipedia and search for “Portuguese language.”
We thank God for all the brethren’s faithfull tithes which make it possible to preach the Gospel in various languages, as well as the continued support from the Council of Elders and the home office administration for us all to be able to do God’s Work around the world.
Jorge de Campos