The Living Stones program is reaching out to around 250 children every day through LEND: love, education, nutrition, and directing to Jesus. It is run by local leaders who are passionate about Jesus and their community. Not only is it a valuable child sponsorship program, it is planting churches in communities. Church planters reach out to the immediate needs of the kids throughout the week, build relationships, and then invite the families to church on the weekend: it is fulfilling the great commandment—as well as the great commission. We are so excited to see all that God is doing throughout our 8 locations in Brazil.
We want to celebrate together with two of our kids from Guadalajara Living Stones, Heloisa and Willamys, who have graduated high school and won scholarships to good universities nearby! We’ve watched them grow up, give their lives to Jesus, and become leaders within their community, and are so excited for this next chapter of their lives! Heloisa won four scholarships with many honors, and has decided to study law. Willamys won a basketball scholarship after playing almost daily at Living Stones. Would you sponsor a child through Living Stones? Worldrenewal.org/sponsor-a-child
In 8 different locations, the Living Stones program in Brazil is reaching out to around 250 children a day through LEND: love, education, nutrition, and directing to Jesus. Not only is it a valuable child sponsorship program, it is planting churches in communities. Maria Clara is six years old and lives with her grandmother. Her father died when she was little, the father of her two half-sisters is in jail, and she doesn’t see her mother much. Maria’s grandmother is also taking care of her five cousins and her great-grandmother.
Their home has one bedroom, where the grandmother, great-grandmother, Maria Clara, and her sisters (and sometimes others) sleep. Her cousins and aunt sleep in the living room. There isn’t a lot of food, as none of the adults have steady work, and they mostly survive off of the little government money they receive. Maria Clara has been waiting anxiously for Living Stones to begin. Ever since they started the weekly kids club, she’s been in the front row, begging for more. When they officially began, making sure that for the first time, Maria Clara gets a good meal each day, she said “My heart jumped it was so happy!” Would you sponsor a child through Living Stones? Worldrenewal.org/sponsor-a-child-brazil