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3 things the Western Church should be thankful for

It has been 500 years since an awakening brought us the Reformation. As the Western Church, we have gone through seasons of persecution, seasons of changes, and much transformation. The church’s influence can be seen in many aspects of our society. We see so much of God’s grace and yet we also see devastating results of our sinful nature in our culture.

Many times we forget the privileges and opportunities we have been given as a free, stable church. Let’s remember these three things to be thankful for:

1. We can worship freely

More than 200 million Christians around the world today are under persecution for their faith. We have the privilege to walk into a church any day of the week, say a prayer, and lift our hands in adoration. Many of our brothers and sisters are unable to do these simple things that we take for granted.

2. We have abundance of resources

We have access to countless Bible translations, formats and sizes. We have the freedom to study God’s word using the Bible and the writings of countless heroes of the faith. We have so many resources, written and otherwise, to help our spiritual growth.

In many locations, a Bible is a rare sight and may even be illegal to carry around. You can be killed or sent to jail for simply having a page of the Word of God. We are thankful for the opportunity to have access to so many resources

3. We can make a difference

With all of the freedom and resources that the Western church has, there also comes a Calling. We have the privilege and responsibility of being the voice of those that are voiceless, of sharing the Good News and standing beside our brothers and sisters that are persevering in their faith through insurmountable circumstances.

Today, you and I can make a difference in the reality of the suffering church and Christians. With a heart-filled prayer and a simple word of encouragement, we can connect with the body of Christ around the world.

You can be an agent of Hope to the church around the world. And that is something to be thankful for!

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BRAZIL | Colombo – PR | Headquarters

MORE’s Global Headquarter is located in Colombo, in the state of Paraná in Southern Brazil. From this location we coordinate international projects and provide support to our missionaries.

In Colombo, MORE has a Mission Training School, that is focused on equipping Christians that have the calling to go into missions and help the Suffering Church. MORE also hosts refugees that are unable to stay in their countries due to religious persecution or war.



In operation since August 2014, MORE Uganda has helped run an ESL School in partnership with a Norwegian organization Refugee Alliance. MORE’s team visits periodically refugee resettlement camps providing support and identifying best ways to implement development projects


Southeast Asia

MORE Southeast Asia’s efforts are focused on refugee assistance and resettlement and community development initiatives with local Christians. Our base provides support and refuge to Christians of surrounding nations that are undergoing persecution.


Middle East

MORE Middle East started in 2014 with the goal to strengthen the suffering church in the region and to provide support to christians fleeing persecution and looking for refuge. 

MORE has small business initiatives aimed at helping Christians find work and dignity. There is also a dental and medical clinic for the community. MORE’s missionaries do on going visits to nearby refugee camps to provide discipleship and relief. 



MORE USA started in 2016 with the purpose to raise awareness about the suffering church with the american church and to build partnerships that will help support MORE’s global projects.


MORE Nepal works in partnership with other organizations and local churches. Our team is located in Kathmandu, the capital and visits the interior of the country periodically. MORE’s work has been concentrated mainly in the provinces of Dolakha and Sindhupalchok, which were deeply affected by the 2015 Earthquake.Nosso objetivo é desenvolver projetos que visem à recuperação da agricultura de subsistência – principal fonte de renda destas populações. A partir deste trabalho será possível promover meios de geração de renda para os camponeses por meio do comércio e exportação.

The goal for this location is to develop projects with local farmers to recover their land and subsistence, which is their main source of incone. As a result of this work, MORE believes we will be able to provide more income and support to the local communities.


Since early 2015 MORE Italy has been providing support to refugee resettlement projects and working alongside the Italian church. MORE Italy’s director has been working with refugee initiatives since 2011.

Our goal is to raise awareness amongst the Italian church to the reality of the Suffering church and the refugees that are arriving at the Italian shores daily.


MORE started as a response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010. After the emergency aid that was provided, MORE started it’s base with the focus to develop mid and long term recovering projects around the nation in partnership with local Haitian churches.

MORE Haiti has a Community Development School that is provided free of charge and is a training program to our Small Business initiatives which hold three core principles: financial investment, people development, and discipleship. Our program with those that want to participate in our school and small business initiatives lasts eighteen months. MORE Haiti also has ongoing projects with a local orphanage and a music school (REMIX School) .

Guinea Bissau

MORE Guinea Bissau is working in partnership with House Emanuel, a local orphanage. Our missionaries have been discipling and equipping teenagers and local children, many of which have never left the orphanage compound.


More Colombia started in late 2014. Most of it’s efforts are related to Small Business initiative in the rural area. In partnership with local churches MORE has also been providing support to internally displaced refugees that are running away from guerrillas and the internal conflict that has been ongoing for decades.


Central Asia

MORE Central Asia is providing support to Christians that are suffering persecution due to local regimes. Our missionaries have been encouraging and discipling local leadership.



In 2015, MORE started a new base in the northeastern region of Brazil in the deep drylands. In partnership with other missions, MORE has started small business initiatives to provide income and discipleship to families. As a result, a toy factory and a guitar factory are now in operation.