My three main areas of ministry are helping the poor, homeless, and chemically dependent, maintaining three Portuguese language Christian websites, and training and equipping leaders, a lot of which I do through International Leadership Institute seminars. What really fires me up is when I can integrate all three of these areas of ministry. Over the […]
Pray For These: The prayer needs of our friends on the street and in the favelas of Recife.
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 […]
In the twelve years I’ve been involved in working with the poor, homeless and chemically dependent I’ve had contact with a number of government and NGO organizations whose objective was to help the needy. All had good intentions, some did a lot of good, but none have been nearly as effective as Christland in both […]
If you didn’t catch them I would encourage you to go back and watch the videos of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of our interview with André. Or at least read the transcripts. André first came to our church in Derby Park in 2013. He was living on the streets of Recife, heavily dependent on […]
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 […]