Brazil also known as Brasil
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When did the workers first arrive? 1923
Who were the first brother workers in Brazil? John "Jack" Jackson (from Waltham, England) and John Robert "Bob" Smith* (from Virginia, USA).
When did the first brother workers enter the work? Jack in 1901 and Bob in 1915.
When did the first brother workers profess and through whom?
Who were the first sister workers?
Who was the first to profess, what year and where?
Who were the first native workers to go in the work and When?
First Native Brother Worker:
First Native Sister Worker:
When & Where was the first Gospel Meeting?
When & Where was the first Sunday fellowship meeting?
When & Where was the first baptism?
When & Where was the first convention?
Where have subsequent conventions been held?
Where is the convention now held?
Who have the Overseers been?
What is the Native Language? Portugese
*NOTE: “Bob” Smith later married Martha Hogg and they preached as a married couple til they were no longer able. Bob Smith was born in Warrenton, Virginia, March 24, 1894; went in the work in 1915. Martha (Hogg) Smith was born Ausut 17, 1901 in Ireland. Her birthplace is listed on a 1946 ship passenger record as Cahaney, Ireland. She was in the work by 1924, perhaps earlier. They both went to Brazil as young workers, met and there they married, possibly around 1938, and spent the rest of their active preaching time there. They were in their 80's when Martha fell down some stairs went into a coma and never recovered. They were known in Brazil for pioneering in very remote areas and saw many converts. They returned to Virginia, USA as very elderly people. She passed away in Graham, North Carolina, on March 23, 1987. He died June 27, 1990 in Rockville, Maryland. They are buried in Warrenton, Virginia.
See also: First Missions in South American work, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (UK), French Guiana (France), Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
See also: Account by Maurice Hawkins
See also: Transcript of Testimony of Jack Jackson
TTT Editor's Note: In the absence of a written account, the above information has been compiled by the TTT Editor from various sources. Corrections or additions are most welcome; as well as other historical accounts for this country Email TTT