Jardim Gramacho

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:1-3

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Duque de Caxias, RJ - Brazil

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About Jardim Gramacho

Jardim Gramacho is a neighborhood inside the city of Duque de Caxias, about 20 miles outside of Rio de Janeiro. For decades it was the site of the largest garbage dump in Latin America called Lixão de Gramacho.

At the height of its operation, approximately 4,000 people worked day and night collecting recyclable materials amid the daily dumping of 8,000 tons of garbage from Rio de Janeiro and neighboring cities.

Our ministry started here in 2010, in Quatro Rodas, the poorest slum in the neighborhood, where we planted a local church called Igreja Jardim de Deus (Garden of God Church). Years later, Jesus opened another door and we started another missionary front, this time in Remanso, an area where drug dealers are concentrated. There, in addition to a local church that meets at home, a house of prayer was also planted.

Our routine here is basically centered around the activities of our two local churches: Services, prayer rooms, Bible studies, discipleship, home visits, small group meetings, evangelisms, services for the children, church fellowship events, in addition to assist residents in possible needs that arise daily.

We understand that what needs to be done here, only Jesus can do. All that the dear residents of Jardim Gramacho need is the presence of God.

Therefore, our family of full-time missionaries remains focused on radically loving him with all our hearts as we seek revival.

For more information, please visit our website: www.irisbrasil.org/jardimgramacho

To meet our team click bellow in the gallery "OUR FAMILY OF MISSIONARIES".

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