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Meet The Child Evangelical Preachers Of Brazil

OURO PRETO, BRAZIL - APRIL 04: Workers make preparations in front of Sao Francisco de Assis church ahead of Easter Mass durin
OURO PRETO, BRAZIL - APRIL 04: Workers make preparations in front of Sao Francisco de Assis church ahead of Easter Mass during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 4, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet. Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town founded in the late 17th century and the Semana Santa tradition in Ouro Preto can be traced back to the 18th century Portuguese colonial period. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It was fall in Brazil, and rain drizzled under a gray moon. The faithful were beginning to arrive at the International Mission of Miracles, a Pentecostal church in the poor and working-class city of São Gonçalo, 10 miles from Rio de Janeiro. In front of the church, which was located between a supermarket and an abandoned lot, a banner staked in the muddy ground advertised a young girl named Alani Santos, whose touch could heal.

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