Monday, January 26, 2015

New Things & Partnership

This year holds many “new things” for us, the Matias family.  We will move into a new home in a new city, our daughter Sophia will go to a new school, and we will start a new ministry!   

NEW HOME – First things first, we need to find a place to live!  After we return to Belo Horizonte, Brazil in March, we will take a road-trip (about a 9-hour drive) to São Paulo, to search for a place to rent.  We are praying about the possibility of living near or inside the slum community where we will start our ministry.  By May we hope to move to São Paulo and begin adjusting to our new home and life in the big city.  

NEW SCHOOL – In August, Sophia will start Kindergarten!  The public school system in Brazil offers very poor quality education; therefore, we have decided to place Sophia in a private school.  In São Paulo, Sophia has the opportunity to attend an American Christian school where she can learn in English and continue to develop her Portuguese skills.  Financially, private school will be an extra monthly cost, however we strongly believe it is a worthy investment.

NEW MINISTRY - Once we get settled into our new home, we will take steps towards working with the slum community where we plan to establish our ministry.  Living inside or near the slum is key in building relationships and getting to get to know the area, which we are really looking forward to.
Along with our team, we will be establishing the ministry from ground zero.  We have many challenges ahead of us, but we know God is with us as we serve Him in the expansion of His Kingdom! 


We would like to invite you to please consider partnering with us through financial support.

We are looking for 20 to 40 additional partners to join our ministry through monthly giving of $25 or $50 or even $100 per month.   To reach our budgeting goal we need to raise at least $1,000 more per month (or a total of $9,000 in one-time gifts for 2015).   To read more specifics about why we need to increase our monthly financial support, check out our brand new PARTNERSHIP page click HERE!

 Any donation, no matter the amount, is a great blessing to our family in missions!

To make tax-deductible donations, please send financial gifts to: 
YWAM Tyler Accounting, P.O. Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75711
Please write checks payable to YWAM and enclose a separate note stating the donation is for.
Laura & Felipe Matias. Our names must not be written on the check.

For more details and options concerning how to give towards our work, visit our SUPPORT page, or email us with questions at:

Please know, we sincerely appreciate your prayers, consideration, and partnership of our ministry to children at risk in Brazil.

 We are super excited about the new season ahead!   
“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare.”  Isaiah 42:9

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