Friday, October 24, 2014

The Rock House

During the last two months, Felipe has been working hard photographing the many ministries of Youth With A Mission Belo Horizonte (YWAM BH).  These photos will be used on the YWAM BH website, newsletters, and also serve as a kind of photo stock for the base to pull from in the future.

Last week I shared a few photos Felipe took of the ministry work with street kids. Today I would like to share some photos of a ministry called the Rock House, or in Portuguese Casa Rocha.

The Rock House is a community center working to share God’s message of love and transformation in the most drug-infested slum of Belo Horizonte called Pedreira Prado Lopes.  You can often find Rock House missionaries walking through the slum, visiting families, sharing God’s love with drug addicts, and praying for the community and the critical needs there. 

Almost daily the Rock House runs programs to help enrich the community. The message and hope of Jesus is constantly being shared to everyone the Rock House team comes in contact with.  Check out these photos to see a glimpse of the awesome work the Rock House ministry is doing!












On the outskirts of the slum is an area called Crackland.  Several crack users have built these small homes/tents in order to live here, close to the area that supplies their drugs.  The Rock House missionaries are visiting this area weekly to share the love of God.







The Rock House runs various programs and activities for the kids who live in the slum.  Here the children can learn Biblical principles, play games and sports, swim, develop their creativity, learn basic computer skills, and participate in meaningful character building activities.  

It is so important that kids living in slums have a place like this where they can go, otherwise they often end up spending lots of time on the streets, getting involved in activities that are not beneficial for them.

The Rock House is a safe place where the kids can just be kids. It is a place where they can laugh, play, and create.  At the Rock House the kids encounter a positive and loving environment with opportunities to learn and grow in many areas.








To read more about the Rock House go to: www.jocumcasarocha.com.br

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