Questions about Portugal: Is there persecution?

We get asked that question a lot and the easy answer is no, in Portugal there is no religious persecution. The laws in Portugal give each person freedom to choose what religion to follow. When the present constitution was approved in 1975, Portugal became a country with no official state religion. As for the population, […]

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Learn How to Make Portuguese Food: Portuguese Recipes in English

Last September our sending church, during their missions conference, dedicated their international banquet to the country of Portugal. It was a great meal. The church ladies learned how to make Portuguese dishes and they were yummy. My mother-in-law has put together these recipes. I wonder if there are any adventurous people out there that would […]

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Questions About Portugal: “What do people eat?”

We frequently get asked this question. And, make no mistake, this is a question that is dear to my heart. Also, because everyone eats, food is one of the ways to get to know important aspects of a culture that is different to ours. Let me briefly go over some of the most characteristic food […]

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Christmas, espresso, and a special prayer request

We had a wonderful Christmas in Portugal with family. There is nothing out of the ordinary in the previous sentence, but a couple of months ago we had no way of knowing that we would be in Portugal for Christmas. When we left Portugal on August 29th, our return date was August 4th. And it […]

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41 Things You Didn’t Know About Portugal

1. Portugal is the 109th biggest country in the world. It is slightly smaller than Indiana and slightly bigger than Maine. 2. Portugal has about 11 million people. There are probably less than 1% evangelical Christians. 3. Portugal is an independent nation since 1143. Its border with Spain has remained almost unchanged since the 13th […]

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