1 day ago
Update from Brazil 🇧🇷
🌟 Highlights 🌟
👏 A big thank you from ECD to you, for all your support and encouragement.
🏠 ECD Brazil now has 2 functioning homes, and 2 additional spaces - one of absolute quarantine, and one for new families, of which they've had 3 recently.
🙏 Good news! After some lobbying, all care comes in Curitiba, including ECD, have received emergency financing!
📈 Brazil are still early ish on the curve. Please continue to pray for senior leaders!
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3 days ago
The team from Encontro Com Deus are crazy busy at the moment, trying to keep themselves and others safe.
The technical team had their team meeting via video chat this week, to stay connected whilst staying safe! It's so important that they carry on strategising, planning, managing cases, and taking care of the mental and physical wellbeing of the staff and those under their care.
Lets meet the team... (Left-Right;Top-Bottom)
Viviane is a social worker
Alessandro is the executive coordinator
Claudia is a psychologist
Andrea is a psychologist
Regina is a social worker
Fernanda is an occupational therapist
Jucara is a teacher trainer (pedagogue)
And Silvia is the team leader for the educators and carers.
What a caring, hard-working and wonderful group of people!
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5 days ago
Latest Update from Brazil 🇧🇷
Please pray that the staff at Encontro Com Deus will be able to continue to keep the spaces and their inhabitants safe, and pray that they will have peace and calmness whilst they make such difficult decisions each day 🙏
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1 week ago
In these uncertain and worrying times, it's all the more important we stay connected, which is why ECD-UK will be bringing you video updates from Brasil whenever possible, starting with this from ECD Brasil's President, Patrick Reason.
The key thing ECD needs right now is prayer. In particular, please pray for...
- the families who use the community centre, that they will stay safe while it is closed in the wake of the pandemic
- the women and children in the residential homes, that they will still be able to receive the care and the protection that they need
- the staff, who are stressed and under a huge deal of pressure
God bless, everyone.
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This looks like great fun!
Staff at ECD have been receiving more training.
The team at Encontro Com Deus Brasil work so hard to increase opportunities for children and keep them off the streets and out of danger, and we think it's great to equip them with more and more skills to do this.
The theme of this training was... dreams! 💭
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Here is Patrick, president of ECD Brasil, getting involved in the delivery of new school materials. This was possible through the kindness of 'Women of God in Action'. 🥰
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ECD recently had some super helpful trainings about conflict management.
It will hopefully be a really helpful partnership & there are more meetings to come!
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If you would like to be involved in the February 2021 trip to visit Encontro Com Deus in Brazil and take in the beautiful sights of Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguacu while you're out there, then please get in touch with us.
Nothing at all should be a barrier, especially finance, so if you want to go but have any concerns, we would be happy to address them 😊
We need to know by 23rd FEBRUARY if you are interested, so please don't hesitate to drop us a message! That's in just one week's time!
We are pretty excited 🤩
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Interested in the trip of a lifetime in February 2021?!
Come down to ST. PETER'S CHURCH, WOOLTON at approximately HALF PAST ELEVEN (after the 10.30am service) in the SIDE CHAPEL, for more information on how you can visit Encontro Com Deus in Brazil and change your life.
If you can't make the meeting but you are still interested, drop us a message and we will give you as much detail as possible 😊
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ECD changing lives
ECD had a special visit from Anna and Carla from 'espro' with whom an exciting partnership is forming.
They help to guide adolescents into the scary world of the job market and take the fear out of it all. It helps to break cycles of unemployment and reintegrate the young women into society by giving them opportunity and help.
It's so exciting that several women from the homes at Encontro Com Deus are already either engaging with this program or waiting to start!
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