Boa Esperanca began in 2020
A rural area of 1000 people outside of the small town of Lastro, about 2 hours from the large city of Sousa (85,000), and 8 hours from the headquarters in Carpina, Brazil. Led by Pastor Flavio and Mercia Travassos, this church was built and started by a church in Caruaru (5 hours away), and they work with World Renewal Brazil to reach out to this community.
Living Stones is the only child sponsorship program that is church planting THROUGH child sponsorship. Because Living Stones is a part of World Renewal Brazil, which has a church planting focus, it is never JUST about child sponsorship. We know many children will come for the food, fun, education, or support and care, but there will be those that find a home and family and decide to become the next generation of leaders that reaches out to their communities: and to the world.
With World Renewal you are sponsoring children: not a child. 90% of the money you give goes directly to the church to use for the children in their community. Please feel free to write and pray for a specific child at the location, knowing the support goes towards all of the children.