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2019 Annual Ladies Retreat: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

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Inspired by this famous phrase from the classic Snow-White story, we decided on this theme for our annual ladies’ retreat of Northeast Brazil. I was asked to select the Bible lessons for the event. I chose: The Mirror Smudged by Sin, The Mirror of Religiosity, The Stage Mirror (Social Media), The True Mirror, and The […]

Connection with people: to be seen, to be heard, to be held, to be loved

The law prohibits us from showing kids faces. Here they happily received a toy gift.

Edson, formerly living on the streets, now helps Lar Maná[/caption] Lar Mana (children’s home) update: The work we’re doing is going well. The place is getting more organized and more cheerful with brighter colors. Things have been fixed, recycled, repurposed and painted. The institutional beige and gray are giving place to sky blues, sunny yellows […]

Children’s Home Update

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You may have read my last update on The Lar Maná (Mana Home). It is the church’s children shelter. This shelter is a home to many boys and girls that were removed from different situations that were endangering their lives in different ways. The Lar Mana cares for them in the best way possible. There […]

Lar Maná: Home of Mana

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The Lar Maná (Manna Home) is the church’s home for rescued children from our area. It is called Maná because it was a gift from God. A Christian man from our church years ago donated a piece of land to our congregation. There we built a camp site which was used for many years as […]