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Cowserts and Keys

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For 100 consecutive years, three generations of Cowserts have served as Southern Baptist missionaries to Brazil.

In 1921, J. J. and Grace Cowsert established a Baptist publishing house—Latin America’s largest at the time and the first to print Bibles in Brazil. Grace taught music at the local Baptist school and helped form the Young Women’s Christian Training Center (now the Integrated Center of Education and Missions).

Appointed in 1952, the Cowsert’s son, George, pastored 10 churches throughout Brazil while his wife, Hilda, directed the Feminine Union (Brazilian Woman’s Missionary Union).

George and Hilda’s daughter, Elena, and her husband, Guy Key, were appointed in 1984 and through their service have worked with Brazilian Baptist compatriots for wide-scale church multiplication.

THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support through the Cooperative Program allows the global, Gospel work begun generations before to continue to grow and flourish.

PRAY for the work that the Cowsert family began in Brazil to continue for generations.

For more about this story, visit: https://www.imb.org/2021/03/18/one-family-three-generations-100-years-missions-brazil