Get to Know Keith Anderson


Hi, I'm Keith Anderson. I minister in Brazil Sao Paulo.






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Ministry Description

I am working at the Bible Institute in Atibaia, São Paulo as part of the media and marketing team. Today's youth are going to consume media, and it's our dream to produce innovative and quality media that is accessible and impacting, something worth consuming. It's my job to help expand the online presence of the Word of Life in Brazil, and to coordinate efforts to both create and manage media to reach Brazilian youth so we can share the Gospel of Jesus with them. I spend my time both in the office managing projects and out in the field capturing new content or creating new contacts with potential students.

Much of my time is also spent investing in the current students we have at the Institute. We do life together in all sorts of situations: at the cafeteria, on the soccer court, at home, and on ministry throughout Brazil. We focus on three major areas in our students' lives during their year with us: Study (learning the Word), Life (applying the learning to personal habits, lifestyles and ways of thinking), and Ministry (serving in various ministry contexts). As part of the school's staff, I teach when the opportunity arises, disciple some of the students as they grow in their understanding of who Jesus is, and accompany them on ministry trips.

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About Keith

My story reflects my path into the ministry and shapes why I do what I do. It was out of a fear of going to hell that I first called on Jesus to be my savior, back when I was very young and didn't understand much else about my own sin as the reason I needed a savior or what it meant to have a relationship with God. As I matured, those truths sunk in and I truly called on Jesus out of a felt necessity and desire.

Because I was saved when young, I thankfully didn't have the chance to get into a life of deep sin. However, because I didn't have the experience of dramatically being saved out of such a lifestyle, I began to seriously doubt if my conversion was actually real. I spent several months of my sophomore year of high school really struggling with my doubts, until God spoke into my world and brought me to understand that saving faith doesn't mean being able to independently prove that God would keep his promises of salvation to me; rather it means trusting in the word of God, believing that God's testimony about Jesus' death and resurrection is true, that Jesus' sacrifice truly paid the price for my sin, and that it was enough. Otherwise, it's not faith, right?

God has also brought me through struggles with legalism, trying to earn my worth as a believer, and self-inflicted guilt and worrying. Because my journey of faith has centered around learning about my freedoms in Christ and maturing in my understanding of what my faith means for me, that has become my passion in ministry: helping other people understand their own faith as more than just a Sunday School venture, as something that is joyful, satisfying and freeing.

In college, I several couples heavily invested in me, giving me the desire to reach out and do the same for others. My leading to serve in Brazil comes from a long family missionary history with the country, starting with my grandparents on both sides of my family. In 2013, I studied at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Atibaia, Brazil, and grew to love the ministry for myself. Learning Portuguese was a lifelong dream come true, and I love getting to use my language and intercultural abilities to connect with other people. God has combined these experiences and personal interests into the desire to serve Brazilian students in the same way I was served, leading me to the mission field in a country that I love.

Philippians 4:4-9


Contact Information

My US Address is:

Keith Anderson, Jr.
Word of Life Brazil
PO Box 600
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Phone (US): +1 (614) 439-2021
Phone (Brazil): +55 11 95146-9613

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