Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fevelas

The word `fevela´ is the Portuguese word for slums here in Brazil. Our team goes to the different fevelas throughout the week to visit families that we have relationships with. Here are some photos of one fevela we visit on a regular basis.

Some of the fevela families we visit have children living in the YWAM shelters and other families we visit with the hope and intention to share God´s love and share oppertunities that we can offer to help improve their living situations. Many families are in really desperate and difficult situations. Pray that we can bring them hope and love in the midst of their pain and poverty.


The boy in this photo is actually flying a kite. Often in fevelas, the houses are built on a hill right on top of each other. This fevela is actually very spacious compared to most!




Beautiful face!




In the same fevela, Faith (from Virgina), me and Janete singing for an small audience - there were more kids and people there than you can actually see in the photo! We spent the afternoon visiting and worshiping with a family and then playing games and singing songs outside with some kids. It was a great time! This family does not leave the fevela often due to problems with the police, so we brought the love of God to their home. Pray for the 5 children living in this house. The family we visited is in great need and we are hoping to help them. Pray for wisdom and the Lord to move in this family.


2 comments:

  1. God bless you my friend!
    Gislayne, Raleigh

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  2. Laura,
    I just loved seeing your face. I can not even tell you how totally special you are. I love you...can not wait to see you in Dec.
    Elizabeth

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