Team 1: May 3–12
Apply by: March 4, 2019
Team Composition: Adults/Families
Location: Campinas – City of Youth
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($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
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 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
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.
- 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