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Vallado, José Augusto (1896–1958)

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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

José Augusto Vallado was an evangelist canvasser in Brazil.

Early Life and Family

José Augusto Vallado was born in August 1896 in the city of Viseu, Portugal, to Joaquim Augusto and Brígida Joaquina Vallado. José had two siblings, Maria and Joaquim.1 José spent his childhood and youth in Portugal, where he attended elementary and high school. In 1925, José immigrated to Brazil seeking better living conditions, since Europe faced serious difficulties arising from World War I. The ship that brought him anchored in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where he settled down and was hired as a salesman in a fabric store.2

He learned about the Adventist message through Henrique and Anita, who were also Portuguese emigrants. He attended Adventist Church meetings and accepted to study the Bible more in-depth with Anita’s sister, Silvina Lobo (1904-1991), whom José began to date. José and Silvina were baptized on June 19, 1926, by Pastor Ricardo Wilfart in the Central Church of the city of Rio de Janeiro. On September 6 of the same year, they were married in a ceremony also held by Pastor Ricardo Wilfart. Silvina was born in Alijó in the district of Vila Real, Portugal. Alongside José, she dedicated herself to serve the Adventist Church through the Ladies Charity Society. She also assisted in the Silvestre Adventist Hospital’s inauguration activities in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The couple had three children: Samuel, Jerusa, and Noêmia.3

Fruitful Ministry

In 1927, José was trained to work on canvassing by José Cabral de Barros, a blind canvasser who worked in the Rio-Minas Gerais Mission.4 Around this time, he left his job as a salesman to devote himself to the sale of denominational books on a fulltime basis, where he achieved success and received several awards.5 He served in this ministry for seventeen years, working in the capital and several cities of the state of Rio de Janeiro, such as Petropolis, Teresopolis, Caxias, Magé, Barra Mansa, and Volta Redonda.6 His example positively influenced his children, who all studied at the Brazil College (now UNASP-SP) and funded their studies through canvassing.7

In 1937, the Central Adventist Church of the city of Rio de Janeiro, where Vallado went on to serve as a deacon, treasurer, and elder, was inaugurated.8 In 1944, he accepted the invitation to be the Director of the Publications Department of the Rio-Minas Gerais Mission.9 His leadership extended to several cities of the state of Minas Gerais, among them: Belo Horizonte, Araxá, Uberaba, Uberlândia, Poços de Caldas, Governador Valadares, Teófilo Otoni, Barbacena, Juiz de Fora, Ubá, Muriaé, Divinópolis, and Itajubá.10 While holding this position, José taught courses to canvassers and encouraged them to remain in the mission of spreading the gospel through the printed page.11

In 1953, he became ill and retired.12 Despite this, he continued to work in the Rio de Janeiro Central Adventist Church, of which he was a member for thirty-three years.13 He died on February 17, 1958, at the age of 61 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where he was buried at Caju Cemetery. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Rodolpho Belz.14 José Augusto Vallado’s contributions to the publication ministry were highly significant in the Southeast part of Brazil, through which hundreds of families accepted the gospel message.

Sources

Belz, R. “José Augusto Vallado.” Revista Adventista. June 1958. Accessed September 12, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Biographical Data of José Augusto. In: Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf: 2. Rack: 14. Folder: “Vallado, José Augusto.” Accessed on September 12, 2017.

Jhonson, J. Berger. “Colportagem: Curso de Colportagem em Juiz de Fora.” Revista Adventista. May 1936. Accessed September 12, 2017. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Seventh-day Adventist Online Yearbook. Accessed September 12, 2017. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/YB/YB1945__B.pdf#view=fit.

Seventh-day Adventist Online Yearbook. Accessed September 12, 2017. http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/YB/YB1954__B.pdf#view=fit.

Silveira, B. “A Colportagem na União Éste-Brasileira.” Revista Mensal. December 1928. Accessed September 12, 2017. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Silveira, B. “Sucesso.” Revista Mensal. January 1929. Accessed September 12, 2017. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Notes

  1. Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017; Biographical Data of José Augusto Vallado (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1.

  2. Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017.

  3. Ibid.; Biographical Data of José Augusto Vallado, 1.

  4. J. Berger Jhonson, “Colportagem: Curso de Colportagem em Juiz de Fora,” Revista Adventista, May 1936, accessed September 12, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

  5. B. Silveira, “A Colportagem na União Éste-Brasileira,” Revista Mensal, December 1928, accessed September 12, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

  6. Biographical Data of José Augusto Vallado, 2; Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017.

  7. Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017.

  8. Ibid.

  9. Seventh-day Adventist Online Yearbook, “Rio-Minas Gerais Mission,” accessed September 12, 2017, http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/YB/YB1945__B.pdf#view=fit.

  10. Biographical Data of José Augusto Vallado, 2; Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017.

  11. Ibid.

  12. Seventh-day Adventist Online Yearbook, “East Brazil Union Mission,” accessed September 12, 2017, http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/YB/YB1954__B.pdf#view=fit; Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017.

  13. R. Belz, “José Augusto Vallado,” Revista Adventista, June 1958, accessed September 12, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

  14. Ibid.; Márcia Vallado, email message to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, January 31, 2017.

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