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Will This Rock in Rio?: Finding God in an Urban Culture [NOOK Book]

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In the mid-1960s, Ken Lottis and Jim Petersen settled in the Brazilian university city of Curitiba to launch a ministry among students. Facing overwhelming obstacles but emboldened by biblical promises, they prayed that God would open doors of friendship.

Ken and Jim mapped out new paths for nonreligious ...
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Will This Rock in Rio?: Finding God in an Urban Culture

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Overview

In the mid-1960s, Ken Lottis and Jim Petersen settled in the Brazilian university city of Curitiba to launch a ministry among students. Facing overwhelming obstacles but emboldened by biblical promises, they prayed that God would open doors of friendship.

Ken and Jim mapped out new paths for nonreligious people to find their way into the kingdom of God. The lessons they learned proved cross-culturally transferable around the world.

Anyone interested in reaching a city with the gospel can benefit from these remarkable stories and lessons.

Also included in this book: Jim Petersen's "Six Critical Factors to a Multiplying Ministry."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612912677
  • Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Ken Lottis was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he earned a BA in history and was intensely involved with The Navigators and Young Life. After graduation, Ken worked with the North American Indian Mission and served with The Navigators on college campuses and servicemen’s centers. In 1963, Ken and Carol Lottis were assigned to Brazil to team up with Jim and Marge Petersen on what became a twenty-two-year pioneering adventure that established one of the most unique ministries in the history of missions.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Feijoada-More Than Just a Meal 15

Part 1 1964-1968

1 Praying on the People Street 19

2 Speaking the Language, Understanding the Culture 25

3 More Language, More Culture 31

4 Big Bucks and Big Shoes 35

5 Keys to a House and Keys to the Kingdom 41

6 Finding the Thread 45

7 Identity and Identification 51

8 No Easy Decisions 57

9 Sunday Mornings 63

Part 2 1969-1976

10 Return and Regroup 73

11 Brazilian University Student Versus National Geographic 79

12 Invading Porto Alegre 87

13 Crossing the Bridge in FlorianĂłpolis 95

14 What Happens After Graduation? 99

15 Working Ourselves out of a Job 105

16 Changing Roles, Changing Cities 109

17 Camels, Horses, and Big Sundays 117

18 Surviving in the Jungle of the Fifth Largest City in the World 125

19 Building Marriages, Raising Children, and Moving to Minot 133

Part 3 1977-1987

20 Form and Function-Not Just for Architects 143

21 The Five as 151

22 Allelon-It's All About Relationships 161

23 Sex and Lies, Bribes and Taxes 169

24 A Matter of Life and Death 183

25 Will This Rock in Rio? 191

26 The Picture on the Jigsaw Puzzle Box 201

27 Sorting Out the Options 211

28 Leaving the Crowd Behind-Again 219

Appendix A Allelon Bible Study 223

Appendix B Looking Through the Rearview Mirror: Six Critical Factors to a Multiplying Ministry Jim Petersen 225

Notes for Appendix B 245

About the Author 247

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