Imagine how different things would be today if there had been more men of valor and purity in a place like Hollywood? Or, closer to us, in the cultural scene of Brazil, before there were recent art exhibits aimed at children which ignited a national furor? That being said, there are many men worldwide who nurture and guide their families, and honor their wedding vows to their wives for a lifetime, yet are “painted by the same brush” in media and culture as being abusive and misogynistic merely due to their gender.

Men were created by God to protect, love, serve and lead. The newest A-B-P ministry, homens de Deus (“men of God” in Portuguese) celebrates them, and has been started with the intent of being a resource for a man of any age who wants to be the leader God intended him to be. No matter what mistakes one has made or where he is in life, he likely still has the ability to grow and be a positive, godly presence to those around him. Currently, the Twitter feed for this ministry is in place but the web site is under development.

The adopted Bible verses for homens de Deus are Psalms 1:1-3:

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and dnight.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”

Twitter feed (Portuguese): twitter.com/homens_de_Deus