Brazil

As the hands and feet of Christ, we're invested in God's mission to meet both spiritual and physical needs in Brazil.

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Trips


Details

Cost: $2,600

($1,950 if eligible for PAC subsidy – $1,300 for eligible first-timers)
All subsidies require an additional application. Cost includes airfare, meals, lodging, transportation and ministry supplies.

About the Region

Our teams serve in Campinas, in the country’s southeast region. It is the third most populated city in the state of São Paulo, with a little over a million residents.

In Brazil, 32 million children are born into families that make less than $40 (US) per month. That is a prevailing factor for why so many children are forced to live on the streets and fend for themselves, unaccompanied by adult relatives.

About the Ministry

Hope Unlimited’s vision for Brazil was launched in 1991 when thousands of vulnerable street children were systematically killed by gunmen hired by local business owners. The purpose: To eradicate a “public nuisance.” Many of those who survived fell into slavery, drug trafficking and prostitution, leaving a huge number of the next generation lost.

PAC and Hope Unlimited have been ministry partners in Brazil for over 20 years. Hope Unlimited rescues street children from a life of poverty, abuse and exploitation. Since its founding, thousands of at-risk children have completed Hope’s programs, which provide housing, education, life skills and trade skills in a Christ-centered environment. Hope also serves its graduates through transition homes and graduates’ families through outreach programs. Approximately 85% of Hope’s graduates are in stable living situations, meaningfully employed and active in a local church.  

Team Projects

Team 1 will serve at the City of Youth in Campinas. They’ll split their time between work projects and investing in the children who live on this 35-acre campus. Work projects include landscaping, cleaning, painting, renovating, building and physical care of the facilities. Teams show the love of Jesus to the children in simple ways like playing games, celebrating birthdays, facilitating friendly competitions and attending Sunday worship services.
 
Team 2 will also serve at the City of Youth hosting and leading a special summer camp experience for 100+ boys and girls, facilitating activities, crafts, games, worship and more.

PAC-Supported Missionaries

While each short-term team raises the expenses related to the work of the team, contributions to the Global Ministry Fund help support the ongoing ministry needs of Hope Unlimited.

Prayer Requests
  • That children will receive God’s grace and healing in their lives
  • Protection against the influence of their former life-style
  • Wisdom for founders Philip & Corrine Smith as they lead
  • Necessary provision to continue serving these children well