9 hours ago

Encontro Com Deus UK

It's less than a month until the 2019 UK team jet off to Brazil to visit Encontro Com Deus UK.

Let's take a look at some of the fantastic fundraising they've been doing!

Mel and Morfa's sponsored bike ride from Gateacre to Southport

Bag Packing in Sainsbury's: £421 + £223

Craft Sales at St Peter's Church and Popvox choir Concert: £670

Katherine's sponsored Tough Mudder challenge

Sponsored Toddle and Teddy Bear's picnic

Dave's birthday party: £700

The Autumn Extravaganza Bentley Operatic Society Concert: £1,500

Lorraine's Triathlon: just over £1,000

Cloud 9 live music event: just over £2,000

How wonderful is this?! So wonderful that work on the roof cover for the community centre has already started.

Thank you so much ECD UK team 2019!

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Débora cada foto é uma ação que foi feita para levantar recurso para ECD. Difícil explicar todas as formas e quanto esforço a equipe que vem em fevereiro fez para levantar recurso. Mas espero que com as fotos dar para ter uma noção.

Well Done All Our Friends at St Peter's Love June And Mary The Place To Be xxxx

Well done everyone x

Amazing! Well done everyone x

2 days ago

Encontro Com Deus UK

A quick update on some of the fab things that have been going on at ECD in the past month or two.

Some of the teenagers from ECD were able to attend the municipal conference relating to the rights of children and teenagers in Curitiba. The theme was "full protection, diversity and coping with violence".

The children from ECD also spent an amazing day at Pr Jim's camp, where they played and learned and had fun - including on an assault course!

Also pictured below is the board for another charity called CADI Brasil, where Patrick was invited to become part of the new board.

Patrick also represented Encontro Com Deus at a seminar in Sao Paolo, on the quality of childcare services for children and teenagers. Being the most important national event on care services this was such an important platform to share specifically what ECD do to protect children and adolescents and their families.
Patrick was also able to take part in a public hearing in Sao Paolo, which was being promoted by the human rights commission there. This hearing focused on women who are on the streets, whether pregnant or with children alongside them. Another opportunity to showcase the amazing things that ECD already does, and work with other leading professionals to develop a system that cares for the most vulnerable.

Finally, the staff at ECD have also received training from 'LongVision' consultants which allowed them to get to know themselves and each other, strengthening their bond as a team, and finishing off with a celebratory lunch! A wonderful time of preparation and hope.

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3 days ago

Encontro Com Deus UK

As the coldness of January sets in (and Brazil gets hotter and hotter..), let's take a look at Christmas at Encontro Com Deus! 🎄

The children enjoyed a wonderful Christmas party, with presentations and gifts and thanks.

There were also more kind donations from Grupo Boticario for which all were so grateful.

Also pictured below is a beautiful representation of true Christmas spirit. A young man was walking with his father in Curitiba spotted an opportunity to sponsor one of the children at ECD to make their Christmas brighter. He used his own money that he had saved up, and went to deliver his gift personally. What a beautiful story!

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Great pictures! Lovely to see Kip's mural looking good still ;)

Happy New Year from all at ECD UK!

We hope that you all had a blessed Christmas and will have a wonderful 2019.

Thank you so much for all your continued support for the vulnerable in Curitiba, Brazil.

We hope you will continue to share the news of the wonderful work being done by Encontro Com Deus in Brazil to protect vulnerable children and mothers and keep families together.

#weareECD #blessed #happynewyear #hny #2019 #thankyou #support
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Happy New Year from all at ECD UK!

We hope that you all had a blessed Christmas and will have a wonderful 2019.

Thank you so much for all your continued support for the vulnerable in Curitiba, Brazil.

We hope you will continue to share the news of the wonderful work being done by Encontro Com Deus in Brazil to protect vulnerable children and mothers and keep families together.

#weareECD #blessed #happynewyear #hny #2019 #thankyou #support

2 months ago

Encontro Com Deus UK

Can you support more of our 2019 UK team? Melanie Patrick-ferraiolo is cycling from Liverpool to Southport this weekend, alongside Morfa Donnelly. For this fantastic feat, they are hoping for your donations to help them reach their target, and help to fund amazing work being done by ECD in Brazil at this very moment.

Donate here, if you can:
Mel - cafdonate.cafonline.org/9147
Morfa - cafdonate.cafonline.org/8503

We are so grateful for your ongoing support.

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All the best with the bike ride, Mel and Morfa. Kip and I have sponsored both of you ....here's to pedal power!

2 months ago

Encontro Com Deus UK

Just 3 months or so until the UK team hit Rio and begin their Encontro Com Deus Brazil adventure! Let's meet another member of the team. Want to help Dave on his fundraising journey? Click here: cafdonate.cafonline.org/8112

"My name is David Baker. I am 60 years old or young, depending on how you look at it. I was born and raised in Mossley Hill, a quiet leafy suburb of Liverpool, a city situated in the north west of England, steeped in history, whether it being shipping, historic buildings, sport and of course music.

I left school at 16 and served a craft apprenticeship with the Ford Motor Company Halewood, which then later became Jaguar Landrover.
I got married to my wife Dot in 1981 and we have two grown up sons. Paul 31, a clinical psychologist and Sam 28, a policeman.
I was very fortunate to be able to retire from full time employment two years ago aged 58 and I consider myself extremely blessed, on all levels.

I became part of the St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool church family 30 years ago and love the fact that it is a large family-orientated church with lots going on. It is a beautiful building, situated high on a hill close to the vibrant and bustling village of Woolton, and when you walk inside you get the feeling of being at home with the Lord and a great sense of comfort. We have a large welcoming congregation and a church music group to be very proud of.

Throughout my time at St Peters, I have always tried to help out where I could. I was an active team member of the junior and senior link clubs for 15 years and I have also been involved with several Scripture Union youth weekends away.
I am currently part of the side persons team and I have recently taken up bell ringing in our fabulous church tower.

I first heard about the work of Encontro Com Deus several years ago when Patrick Reason paid us a visit to St Peters and found it very humbling to hear what Patrick and his team were doing to help those families less fortunate than ours back home.

I was unable to join the ECD team on their amazing 2017 trip due to work commitments and was delighted to hear that there was another trip planned for 2019.
I have never been to Brasil, and visiting the Christ the Redeemer monument has always been on my wish list things to do, so how fortunate and privileged am I to be able to fulfill a dream with the 2019 TEAM.

I would like you to pray for us all on this wonderful journey that we will soon be making and to help in any way possible with donating in anyway you can.

Praise and thanks be to God x"

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Just 3 months or so until the UK team hit Rio and begin their Encontro Com Deus Brazil adventure! Lets meet another member of the team. Want to help Dave on his fundraising journey? Click here: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/8112

My name is David Baker. I am 60 years old or young, depending on how you look at it. I was born and raised in Mossley Hill, a quiet leafy suburb of Liverpool, a city situated in the north west of England, steeped in history, whether it being shipping, historic buildings, sport and of course music.

I left school at 16 and served a craft apprenticeship with the Ford Motor Company Halewood, which then later became Jaguar Landrover.
I got married to my wife Dot in 1981 and we have two grown up sons. Paul 31, a clinical psychologist and Sam 28, a policeman.
I was very fortunate to be able to retire from full time employment two years ago aged 58 and I consider myself extremely blessed, on all levels.

I became part of the St Peters Church, Woolton, Liverpool church family 30 years ago and love the fact that it is a large family-orientated church with lots going on. It is a beautiful building, situated high on a hill close to the vibrant and bustling village of Woolton, and when you walk inside you get the feeling of being at home with the Lord and a great sense of comfort. We have a large welcoming congregation and a church music group to be very proud of.

Throughout my time at St Peters, I have always tried to help out where I could. I was an active team member of the junior and senior link clubs for 15 years and I have also been involved with several Scripture Union youth weekends away.
I am currently part of the side persons team and I have recently taken up bell ringing in our fabulous church tower.

I first heard about the work of Encontro Com Deus several years ago when Patrick Reason paid us a visit to St Peters and found it very humbling to hear what Patrick and his team were doing to help those families less fortunate than ours back home.

I was unable to join the ECD team on their amazing 2017 trip due to work commitments and was delighted to hear that there was another trip planned for 2019.
I have never been to Brasil, and visiting the Christ the Redeemer monument has always been on my wish list things to do, so how fortunate and privileged am I to be able to fulfill a dream with the 2019 TEAM.

I would like you to pray for us all on this wonderful journey that we will soon be making and to help in any way possible with donating in anyway you can.

Praise and thanks be to God x

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2 months ago

Encontro Com Deus UK

In the first weekend of November, the ECD team had a very special treat: a lecture on "Christ and the spheres of culture: Social transformation and political presence" . Thanks CADI Brasil !

We also want to say a huge thank you to Mission Direct Campo Largo Brazil for another wonderful visit to the children at ECD, who had a great time with all the activities that had been planned for them!

On Friday, the children also received a workshop on the rights of the child and teenager. Respect and the right to life were an important theme in the workshop by Maria Cristina, Alisson and Flavia, and children had the opportunity to experience crafts, activities and learning on these topics. How wonderful are the staff at ECD?!

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