There have been plenty of sad goodbyes at Encontro Com Deus recently. Our wonderful UK team have had the best time sharing their gifts, talents and passions with the children, mums and babies in Curitiba, Brazil.
Encontro Com Deus really does make a difference : keeping children off the streets, and keeping mums and babies together where they might otherwise be separated due to dangerous situations.
Thank you so much, UK Team, for the way you've blessed everyone this week.
This year, the age span of our fabulous UK team is around 68 years. How amazing to have wonderful people from so many different ages and walks of life spending time with the lovely children of Encontro Com Deus in Curitiba.
What a busy week it has been for Encontro Com Deus! From arts and craft to sport and everything in between, the UK Team have absolutely loved blessing the children and adults at ECD and being blessed in return. The smiles on the faces of the children and adults say it all!
Valentine's day can be a time to think about love, and what greater love is there than between a mother and child? (excepting Jesus' love of course!) This is why we, at ECD, think it is so important that children in Brazil are kept with their mothers, no matter how awful their situation may be. It's so crucial that we keep on doing and supporting this work, so that mothers and children can get back on their feet and be strengthened as a family, no matter what they've been through.
Thank you for all of your support for the project in Curitiba, and if you feel able to, please hit the donate button today so we can fund more amazing work.
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The UK team (one member, John, is not pictured) leave tomorrow for Rio.
We are so grateful for the work of Encontro Com Deus in keeping families together. The staff at ECD in Brazil work tirelessly to protect mums and their children from dangerous and violent situations, and provide them with skills to reintegrate to society, as well as providing fun, education, and opportunities for children and young people who might otherwise end up on the streets.
We hope this bunch of wonderful people from Liverpool can bring blessings and relief to those brilliant staff and we pray for safe travels for all of them!
ONE WEEK TO GO! The UK 2019 Team are so excited to set off and visit ECD in Brazil. They'll get the chance to provide relief for the staff by running fun activities for the children, and experience first hand the amazing work that Encontro Com Deus do, keeping children together with their mothers and protecting families.
Here's some of the things that Morfa Donnelly, one of the team members, is excited for:
- Working with the team to encourage and lead the children to have a better understanding of God’s love for them. -.Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they carry out our planned craft and sporting activities. - Having lots of fun and laughter with our team and the children. - Seeing the fruits of our fundraising being used for a new roof cover for the community centre, benefiting the community. - Sharing in worship and supporting Kip (St. Peter's Church Vicar) with his ministry in Curitiba. - Travelling travel to Brazil, which will be the longest flight I have ever been on!
Let's get praying for them!
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