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“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

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We have seen many news reports on TV here in Recife about the crises in Venezuela and how the people there have been suffering greatly. Hunger and violence have escalated to unbearable proportions. Thousands of people have been fleeing the country since 2016. I watched many reports on that crisis and how many were taking […]

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 […]