Our mission mandate in its broadest form is to “go out and make disciples of all nations”. This mandate is not limited to a particular time or place, but continues wherever it can be done (both locally and abroad) until Christ returns. Rev. de Graaf has been called as missionary to spread the Gospel in Brazil, and, more specifically, to help establish and institute a church in Maceió within the Igreja Reformada do Brasil (IRB) federation. As part of his work, Rev de Graaf is also involved in the activities of the IRB federation through, for example, teaching at the Theological seminary, being a counselor, being a church visitor, and a delegate at the synods. Hamilton, too, has been involved within the federation by providing financial support for the Theological training center. That work has been blessed and, as a result, there is a faithful, growing federation in Brazil, with ministers, office bearers and church members who are brothers and sisters in the Lord.
With the institution of the IRB in Maceió, the formal mission work Gospel Action Brazil has changed. However, there is still much work to be done in Brazil for the IRB to become a flourishing and self sustaining federation Eventually, though, the time will come, the Lord willing, that foreign involvement will no longer be necessary. Gospel Action Brazil intends to continue its work in Brazil directly with the IRB federation in the foreseeable future. It will continue to evaluate the need to support the Mission work on an ongoing basis looking at factors such as growth in numbers of indigenous ministers and evangelists, commitment by the IRB to provide resources in the spreading of the gospel, financial stability of the federation, and commitment of local support in Canada.