Our partner organization Christland (Cristolândia) ministers to two very special groups of people. They have the best program I know of for helping men and women struggling with chemical dependency to come to know Christ at the same time they are overcoming dependency. They also have a center in downtown Recife only a few blocks […]
Our Friends: Insights into the lives of the men, women, and children among whom we are priviliged to serve.
Thank you all so much for your prayers! Last week I asked prayers for a food distribution we would be doing for families in two of the needy communities we serve. I was a little concerned about the possibility of some turmoil. Word was already spreading about the Corona virus and probable shortages of every […]
For Thanksgiving two years ago I posted a video of six young men who had either just completed or were close to completing their time in the Christland center for Christian Transformation. Each man shared at that time what he was most thankful for. At the time I asked those six men what they were […]
One of the favorite hymns our homeless friends like to sing in our church in Derby Park is “Como Zaqueu” (Like Zaccheaus). The lyrics are simple but powerful. Especially if you’ve been so far down that the only direction you can see is up. “Like Zacchaeus I want to climb up as high as I […]
This is the final installment of our interview with André, a former homeless drug user who tells of his encounter with our church for the homeless in Derby Park, the effects that encounter had on him, and why he believes this kind of ministry is so vital. André: “You sometimes tell me that you don’t […]