Today, I am sharing the letter from Dafyne's project. Dafyne lives in Forteleza, Brazil, which is a place known for prostitution, child prostitution, drugs, and gangs. Compassion is doing wonderful work here rescuing the children from similar fates. Here's what Dafyne's pastor has to say about BR-417.
Greetings from Forteleza, Brazil. It is a joy for us to write to you!
We are Eladio and Anna, pastors of Igreja Betesda de Serviluz, which helps your Compassion child. You are a channel of blessing for us for giving a new opportunity of choice and consequently of life to our children.
Understanding each other's needs is an attitude of brotherhood, for which life is worth living. The children of this community need to eat, get clothing, study, and above all, they need a place where they can feel like they are citizens and find guidance to live their dreams.
The center Espacio Viva Vida (Live Life Place) has been a differential in these childrens' lives. Here they receive tutoring, food, health and sanitation instruction, and spiritual and social guidance. They learn about Jesus and the bible, many for the first time. They now have the chance of being respected and called by their own names. Here, they can be John, Anna, Rachel, or Mary. They feel like they are individuals; they are real and important people.
When the children receive letters from their sponsors, it makes them feel loved and valued. They look forward to hearing from their sponsors personally.
We all know that we are facing a global financial crisis, but we, the workers in our church and center, thank you for holding strong at the mission of providing these children with a better future and a worthy reality. Their lives are being changed for the better, thanks to your investment. May we catch a glimpse of a possiblity of hearing them say, "I can, I am, and I will be ready to change my reality."
We pray that God will bless you for your sponsorship and prayers. Again, we thank you for demonstrating your love and committment to these children.
A huge from us to you,
Pastors Eladio and Anna
If you would like to help a child living in poverty, I encourage you to prayerfully consider sponsoring one of these beautiful children:
This precious little girl in Luana. She is 5 years old. She lives with her mother and 2 siblings.
This sweet boy is Adegilson. He is 5 years old. His lives with both of his parents and 1 sibling.