The Christian Today website reports today (February 25, 2012) that Brazil is sending the second highest number of missionaries to the rest of the world, according to the director of a Global Christianity study organization.
Of 400,000 global missionaries that were sent to foreign countries in 2010, Brazil sent 34,000 -- second behind the United States, which sent 127,000.
The statistics were presented by Todd Johnson -- director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Beaten only by the United States, Brazil has the second largest Protestant population in the world. Brazil also has more Catholics who live in it than any other country in the world.