Thank you SO much for your prayers for Christland. Please continue to lift up this ministry of recovery for men and women caught up in chemical dependency. Over the years we’ve worked with a number of state, NGO, and religious organizations providing shelter and rehabilitation. Christland is by far the most Christ centered, and I […]
Our Friends: Insights into the lives of the men, women, and children among whom we are priviliged to serve.
First, thanks so much for your prayers for Stenio, Soraia, and Vitória. They’re still looking for another house to move into. Pray we can find one reasonably close to the church building and the brethren who live in that neighborhood to provide assistance and encouragement for them. Soraia only showed up once this week at […]
Most Sundays in Derby Park our sister Sandra (Marcelo’s wife) has a lesson for the children who come to our open air Sunday service. Anywhere from half a dozen to twenty or more kids show up. It’s kind of unpredictable (like our adult gatherings!). But Sandra does a great job and really loves these children. […]
Christland! Wow, that’s a catchy name, isn’t it? Christland is the English translation of a Brazilian ministry called “Cristolandia”. Cristolandia is supported and overseen by the Brazilian Baptist Missions Board. The ministry began when a preacher, Fernando Brandão was invited to speak at a church in downtown São Paulo, Brazil. Fernando got lost on his […]
Below are some photos of our Jesus in the Streets Christmas Party. We gave out 80 packages of clothing (T shirts, shorts, a sheet and towel) and hygiene products to our homeless friends and family members of theirs living in nearby slums. Normally we have 50-60 show up. We had prepared for 80 (I thought […]