Population 1,250,000 (UA)
The city began in an old sugar mill and plantation complex around the 19th century. Its development started with the arrival of ships taking wood from Jaraguá bay. Thanks to its continued growth, Maceió became the capital of the Alagoas Province on December 9, 1839.
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Maceió is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas, Brazil. The name "maceió" is of Indian origin, and designates the naturally spontaneous courses of water which flow out of the soil. A substantial industry is the fabrication of ethanol and sugar from sugarcane grown in the region. In the last thirty years the tourist industry has transformed the coastal areas of the city into vibrant centers of entertainment for Brazilian and foreign tourists.
Pray for a physical property where the base can better run schools and do urban missions.
Pray for the knowledge of the Lord to cover Maceio as the waters cover the sea.
Pray for continued opportunities to involve the local community in outreach.