Luiz Braun and family

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Braun, Luiz (1878–1949)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

First Published: January 29, 2020

Luiz Braun, pastor and evangelist, was born in 1878 in the city of Duesseldorf, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.1 He married Ana Braun, and together they had three children: Emília, Edwirges, and Ida.2 He accepted the Adventist message through the evangelistic work of Pastor G. W. Schubert.3

After his conversion Luiz Braun decided to go to South America to share the message he had learned. Because of his dedication, he became a well-known evangelist,4 working mostly in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais. In 1916 he began his ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church by serving in the Paraná Mission.5

He served as a licensed missionary in the Parana Mission from 1916 to 1918.6 The following year he was transferred to the Rio Grande do Sul Conference, where he worked in the city of Porto Alegre until 1920.7

In 1920 he accepted a call to the former Sao Paulo Mission,8 which is currently divided among several conferences. He worked as a pastor for 11 years in this mission,9 holding public meetings in tents in cities around the entire state of Sao Paulo. Among the cities which he served in the São Paulo Mission are: Sao Joao da Boa Vista,10 Mogi Mirim, Novo Horizonte, Catanduva, Ribeirao Preto,11 Itápolis, and Ibitinga.12 It was while serving this mission that he was ordained in 1925.13

He remained in the Sao Paulo Mission until 1931. The following year he was transferred to the Rio-Minas Gerais Conference, which at the time covered the states of Minas Gerais, Distrito Federal, and the southern part of Rio de Janeiro. He also worked in the cities of Juiz de fora14 and Belo Horizonte.15 In Belo Horizonte, as a result of joint efforts with Pastors Passos and Daniel Feder, a 28-member church was established in June 1933.16

Luiz Braun retired in 1937 in São Paulo.17 He was one of the German pioneers who provided significant help in spreading the Adventist message in Brazil when the church in the country was still in its early days.18

Luiz died August 14, 1949, at the age of 71, at Casa de Saude Liberdade,19 (currently Sao Paulo Adventist Hospital). His ministry as a pastor and evangelist greatly influenced the progress of the Adventist message in Brazil. His initiative as a pioneer of evangelism in Brazil made it possible for many to know the message of Jesus’ Second Coming.

Sources

Davis, E. M. “A Church Organized in Bello Horizonte.” South American Bulletin, vol. 9, no. 8, August 1933, 6. Accessed January 9, 2008. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/SAB/SAB19330801-V09-08__B.pdf#view=fit

Neilsen, N. P. “South Brazil Briefs.” South American Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 2, February 1926, 8. Accessed January 9, 2018. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/SAB/SAB19260201-V02-02__B.pdf#view=fit.

Neilsen, N. P. “South Brazil Notes.” South American Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2, February 1930, 5. Accessed January 9, 2018. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/SAB/SAB19300201-V06-02__B.pdf#view=fit.

Schubert, G. W. “Impressions of South America.” South American Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 12, December 1927, 1. Accessed January 9, 2018. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/SAB/SAB19271201-V03-12__B.pdf#view=fit.

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association. Years 1917, 1919-1921, 1925-1926, 1931, 1938. Accessed January 9, 2018. https://www.adventistyearbook.org/.

Silva, Domingos P. da. “Pastor Luiz Braun.” Revista Adventista, year 44, no. 10, October 1949, 14, 25. Accessed January 9, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

“South Brazil Notes.” South American Bulletin, vol. 4, no. 4, April 1928, 6. Accessed January 9, 2018. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/SAB/SAB19280401-V04-04__B.pdf#view=fit.

Wissner, U. “Notícias da União Norte Brasileira.” Revista Adventista, August 1931, vol. 26, no. 8. Accessed January 9, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Notes

  1. D. Peixoto da Silva, “Pastor Luiz Braun,” Revista Adventista, year 44, no. 10, October 1949, 14.

  2. Ibid. 25.

  3. G. W. Schubert, “Impressions of South America,” South American Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 12, December 1927, 1.

  4. Ibid.

  5. “Parana Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1917), 163.

  6. Ibid.; “Parana Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1919), 164.

  7. “Rio Grande do Sul Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1920), 183.

  8. “Sao Paulo Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1921), 124.

  9. “Sao Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1931), 245; U. Wissner, “Notícias da União Norte Brasileira,” Revista Adventista, vol. 26, no. 8, August 1931, 8.

  10. N. P. Neilsen, “South Brazil Briefs,” South American Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 2, February 1926, 8.

  11. “South Brazil Notes” South American Bulletin, vol. 4, no. 4, April 1928, 6.

  12. N. P. Neilsen, “South Brazil Notes,” South American Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2, February 1930, 5.

  13. “Sao Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1925), 164; and “Sao Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1926), 178.

  14. Wissner, U, 8.

  15. E. M. Davis, “A Church Organized in Bello Horizonte,” South American Bulletin, vol. 9, no. 8, August 1933, 6.

  16. Ibid.

  17. “Sao Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1938), 185.

  18. Schubert, 1.

  19. Silva, 14.

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