Robert Reid was a full time missionary in Portugal for 21 years (1972-1993). He returned to Abilene Christian University in 1993 and completed his Master's of Science degree in Missions. Robert and his Portuguese wife, Rosa, have one daughter, Minnie.
Robert has Cerebral Palsy which confines his to a wheelchair and affects his ability to speak. However, he has learned to speak Portuguese fluently and has found acceptance and is highly respected in the Portuguese culture for all he has had to overcome.
While Robert was in Portugal, 190 baptisms resulted from private studies with Robert and Rosa. Many churches were established and most of the churches remain with local leadership and preaching. Robert has been particularly effective in nurturing and guiding yound men into leadership, teaching, and preaching activity.
Robert finds his Cerebral Palsy a great way to meet people and to share the Good News of the Gospel of Christ. He is currently a volunteer at the John Middleton State Prison, in Jones County, Texas, where he and his wife Rosa minister to inmates and tell them about the love of Christ. His passion is speaking to others about the blessings God has brought into his life and showing the ways that He can take our weaknesses and transform them into tools for His kingdom.